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About ETBU

Meet Dr. Amy Carpenter

"He must become great; I must become less." John 3:30

Dr. Amy Carpenter is an Associate Professor in the Department of Languages and Literature at ETBU. Originally from Denver, she double-majored in English and Theology at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, taught at Payap University in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and received her M.A. and Ph.D. in English Literature at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Throughout her graduate work, she was the Graduate Writing Center Coordinator, as well as a Lilly Graduate Fellow, a program that focuses on the integration of faith and academia. Her research focuses primarily on twentieth-century poetry, and she has published on the healing powers of repetition, ordinary ritual, and humor within poetry’s form. In her teaching, she aspires to help students connect with texts and ideas in practical, meaningful ways that can be applied to their lives. Her husband, Evan, teaches at Price T. Young Elementary in Marshall, and they have a German Shepherd named Kiaya.