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Excellence, Collaboration, Integrity, Respect.

Carol Petersen

Carol Petersen


Personal Information


Teaching Philosophy / Personal Statement:
I believe teaching and learning belong to everyone. My students are also my teachers; as we make our way through the collaborative effort of learning, we create new knowledge to carry forward into new and different learning environments.


Degrees Earned:
MA English - Western Illinois University - 1995
Composition Concentration


BA English - Western Illinois University - 1991
Summa cum Laude


Previous Teaching Experience:
Fall 1998 – Fall 1999 Western Illinois University - Macomb, IL - Freshman and Sophomore Composition
Fall 1994 – Fall 99: Carl Sandburg College - Galesburg, IL - English 101, Humanities –
Adjunct English Instructor
Summer 1996 - Fall 1998: Black Hawk College - Moline, IL, Composition I, Composition II,
Developmental Writing
Summer / Fall 1996: Scott Community College - Bettendorf, IA, Composition I, Composition II, Humanities
Spring 1994 - Spring 1996: Southeastern Community College - Burlington, IA, English 101 and English 102
Fall 1992 - Fall 1993: Western Illinois University - Macomb, IL, Freshman and Sophomore Composition


Memberships / Affiliations / Awards:
Member of National Council of Teachers of English – Two Year College Association
Named Faculty Member of the Year - 2003