Director, Liberal Arts Academic Support Center

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  • Education:

    • B.S.E in English
    • M.A. in English
    • Ph.D. in English

Biography

Carol Erwin is the Director of the College of Liberal Arts Academic Support Center. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond, Oklahoma, her Master of Art in English from Eastern New Mexico University, and her Ph.D. in Victorian Literature from Texas Tech University. Before coming to CSU, Carol worked at the U.S. Airforce Academy as the Director of the Writing Center. Prior to that position, she served as department chair at Eastern New Mexico University for nearly ten years. In both of those roles she has led assessment of program effectiveness and has worked with campus stakeholders to promote student success from an equity lens. She has also published articles on gender in Victorian literature and on the relationship between gender and trauma in contemporary British novels and American cinema. Carol loves helping students identify and achieve their personal and professional goals.

Outside of work, Carol enjoys hiking, snow skiing, paddle boarding, running, reading, and throwing pottery. Her greatest joy is spending time with her three adult children and watching them become kind, thoughtful, and compassionate humans making a difference in the world.

Publications

"Bearing Witnessing with What We Cannot Speak: The Use of the Abject and Figurative Language in Pat Barker’s Regeneration and Union Street.”  Narrative, Fall 2022.

“The Frontier Myth of Memory, Dreams, and Trauma in Westworld.” Reading Westworld, edited by Alex Goody and Antonia Mackay, Palgrave MacMillan, 2019, pp. 119-39.

 “(Un)Manliness: Feminizing Violence and Emasculating the Working-Class Male in PunchNineteenth-Century Gender Studies. Vol. 14.1, Spring 2018, pp. 31-50.

“Shadows and Prints.” Watchung Review: Migration and Identity. vol.1, April 2017, pp. 39-47

 “Survival, Captivity, and Community: A Comparative Analysis of Performance in Mary Carleton, Defoe’s Moll Flanders, and Rowlandson’s                        Captivity Narrative.” Atlantikos, vol. 3, no. 1, 2008, pp. 15-38.