Professor and Coordinator of Creative Writing Certificate Program, Union Institute & University
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Carol Barrett is an interdisciplinary scholar and educator who has published two volumes of poetry, including the prize-winning collection Calling in the Bones (Ashland Poetry Press.) She has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Mental Health, as well as a state arts agency grant and university research grants. Carol has earned two master's degrees and two Ph.D.s - the first in Clinical Psychology and the second in Creative Writing. She has taught students at all levels from kindergarten through doctoral studies. Her primary faculty appointments have been at Wichita State University (KS,) where she also performed with the Mid-America Dance Company, Union Institute & University (OH,) and Saybrook University (CA.) She has been honored with a college-wide teaching award, and has supported students through administrative as well as mentoring roles in research methods and interdisciplinary inquiry. Her publications appear in journals in the fields of literature, psychology, gerontology, thanatology, women's studies, medicine, religious studies, education, and art therapy. Carol has wide experience translating scholarship for public constituencies and offering literary readings. Her current research interest is the healing potential of poetry; she also writes creative nonfiction.
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