Carol Nelson-Burns

Associate Professor
Website
cburns@utnet.utoledo.edu

Carol Nelson-Burns: “Completing a Liberal Arts education at Mount Union College during the 1960’s social consciousness was a defining experience. The commitment of humanitarian professors, a compassionate college president, and the intellectual spirituality of the campus chaplain formed a clear understanding of the purposes which higher education served. My mentors taught me to look more carefully, to think more deeply, and to act on my convictions. They started me on a journey that led me farther than I could ever have imagined possible at that time. An educator for nearly thirty years at high schools, colleges, and universities in Ohio, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Australia, I have had the privilege to live and work in other cultures, to hear and respect different perspectives of the world, and to pursue different interests as the field of English and the focus of education have changed. It is my hope that I may instill some of these same energies and visions in the students I teach.”