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Students in my classes are invited to take an inventive role rather than a passive one.

Caroline Morrell, PhD



Dr. Caroline Morrell is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Arts department that is part of the Division of General Education at Ashford University. She holds a PhD in English Literature from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the College of Wooster. She has taught English courses in higher education since 2001 and has been instructing at Ashford since April 2013. She says, “Students in my classes are invited to take an inventive role rather than a passive one. I encourage them to pursue questions that they generate and allow them to lead the discussions of these questions. I push them to ask the questions they are most afraid of asking.” Dr. Morrell is the author of Final Fort, selected by New Hampshire Poet Laureate Alice B. Fogel as the winner of the Bright Hill Press Poetry Book Contest. Her poetry chapbook, Whispery her eye the flight, was published by dancing girl press and her writing has appeared in Black Clock, Conjunctions, Court Green and Versal, as well as numerous other publications. She is a recipient of the Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship for Poetry, Devine Fellowship for Creative Writing, and the Cora Owlett Latzer Award from The Academy of American Poets. When not teaching, she enjoys hiking, printmaking, and writing.


Doctor of Philosophy in English Literature
University of Wisconsin–Milwauke
AOP Fellow

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
Bowling Green State University
Devine Fellow

Bachelor of Arts in English
College of Wooster
Honors Thesis

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