Title: Senior Professor, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Campus: Columbus, OH

As a senior professor at DeVry University in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Dr. Carol E. Dietrich teaches undergraduate courses in humanities, communications, English and sociology. With a passion for multidisciplinary studies, she shares with her students her knowledge of critical and creative thinking and the craft of writing.

Dr. Dietrich began her academic career with DeVry University in 1989 as an assistant professor. Since then, she has strengthened her relationship with DeVry University and had the honor of serving as the school’s dean of general education from 1996 to1998. As a member of the DeVry University teaching community for 22 years, she has also taught a graduate course for the Keller Graduate School of Management.

Dr. Dietrich completed her master’s degree and doctoral degree in English from The Ohio State University. She also earned graduate degrees in social sciences from Ohio University, in education from The Ohio State University, and in theological studies from Trinity Lutheran Seminary. At Carnegie Mellon University, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in professional writing.

Dr. Dietrich has contributed articles to several books and periodicals, most notably in the areas of writing assessment, media and literature. Among her publications are “Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1968),” “Metaphor Takes on New Meaning,” “Comment on ‘Ranking, Evaluating, and Liking’” and “The Raw and the Cooked: The Role of Fruit in Modern Poetry.” In 2000, Dr. Dietrich received the James Schaaf Award in Church History from the Trinity Lutheran Seminary. She is currently a member of the Modern Language Association.

Thought Leadership

-       Contends that society is in the midst of a literacy revolution; foresees a shift away from oral communication to hybrid forms of writing (e.g., texting and social writing spaces); predicts that electronic communication will emphasize  pragmatic over expressive ends

-       Believes that changes in technology and language are reshaping thought and that a valuing of immediacy and urgency leaves little room for focused, sustained attention, reflection, contemplation, thoughtful analysis, and real problem solving

-       Metacognitive processing across cultures, technical savvy, and an ethical predisposition are key traits that professionals need to stay current and valuable

To schedule an interview with Dr. Carol E. Dietrich, please contact Colleen Coors at (312) 861-5267 or colleen.coors@mslgroup.com.

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