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Carol Rutz

Carol Rutz

  • Senior Lecturer in English, Emerita, English

Education & Professional History

Gustavus Adolphus College, BA; Hamline University, MA; University of Minnesota, PhD.

At Carleton since 1983 with a gap from 1992-1997 and retirement in 2017.

Highlights & Recent Activity

The WAC Clearinghouse will publish a collection of interviews I conducted between 2002 and 2016 of notable scholars of writing across the curriculum.  The book should be available in 2020.


As of July 2019, I became the executive director of the Cannon Valley Elder Collegium, which offers liberal arts courses to seniors in a variety of venues in Northfield and Faribault. Many of the instructors have connections with Carleton, St Olaf, the public schools, and local religious institutions. Often recent retirees who have relocated--or returned--to Northfield participate in the courses as well as teach them. As a believer in lifelong learning, I enjoy  supporting the organization and its members.

Organizations & Scholarly Affiliations

Council of Writing Program Administrators

National Council of Teachers of English

Conference on College Composition and Communication


Profile updated January 4, 2020

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