Carol Spaulding-Kruse

Professor of English
Office Location: 306 Howard Hall
Spaulding-Kruse CV

I came to Drake in 1996, after earning my Ph.D. in English from the University of Iowa. I write fiction and non-fiction for adults and children under the name Carol Roh Spaulding, which blends my Korean and European heritage.

At Drake, I teach courses in fiction writing (the short story and longer forms), American multicultural literature and Asian American literature, writing for children, social justice writing, and service writing. Recent areas of interest include community publishing, in which students collaborate with area non-profit groups to produce publications that support awareness and advocacy on social issues.

My courses attempt to bridge some of the approaches of literary study and critical theory with those of the creative writing classroom. I especially enjoy working with advanced writing students pursuing independent projects in creative writing, serving as editorial advisor for student publications, and creating writing opportunities for students outside the traditional classroom through the department’s Writing Internship Program.

Art Sci Events
February 21, 2018
07:00 PM - 08:15 PM
ArtSci News
June 19, 2017
Lisa West, associate professor of English, co-organized the 20th anniversary symposium of the Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society, one of the first literary author societies to focus on the recovery of early American writings by prominent women writers of the 19th century.