- PhD American Culture, University of Michigan
- Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies, University of Michigan
- MA Literary & Textual Studies, Bowling Green State University
- MA Popular Culture, Bowling Green State University
- BA English, Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Gothie teaches writing at Moore College of Art & Design, and has taught a range of humanities and writing courses at Penn State University (Harrisburg), the University of Michigan, and Bowling Green State University. Her research focuses on culinary heritage, women's travel narratives, intersections of museums and popular culture, and trends in 21st century domesticity. Recent scholarly publications include articles about Anne of Green Gables tourism (Tourist Studies, 2016) and about hipsters and taxidermy (Home Cultures, 2015), as well as a textbook chapter about the challenges of representing food in museums (The Food & Folklore Reader, 2015). Her culinary history of damson plums was published by Prospect Books in 2018. She is currently drafting a book-length work about literary pilgrimages inspired by the writings of Canadian author L.M. Montgomery. More about this research may be found at www.pages2pilgrimages.org.
In the museum field, Dr. Gothie has worked with Parks Canada and the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive, and as a freelance exhibit consultant. She has also worked as a non-profit project coordinator and public relations specialist.