Carol Fitzpatrick is Senior Lecturer in English. She received a B.A. in English (with Honors) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.A. in English at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Her research interests include Composition and Rhetoric, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century American and British literature, and Southern literature. In her classes, she typically incorporates technology through Blackboard sites and encourages active student participation. From 1996 to 2009, she was the Director of the Writing and Rhetoric Division of the English Department. Since 2009, she has been the Associate Director of the Writing and Rhetoric Division.
Her most recent book, co-written with Marybeth Ruscica and Vince Fitzpatrick, is The Complete Sentence Workout Book with Readings, 5th ed. (Boston, MA: Longman, 2004). Vince Fitzpatrick was the co-author also on the 2nd alternate edition of The Complete Sentence Workout Book (Heath, 1991). With Marybeth Ruscica Carol Fitzpatrick has co-authored Reading Thresholds, 2nd ed. (Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1999); Reading Passages (Lexington, MA: D. C. Heath and Company, 1997); Reading Pathways, 2nd ed. (Lexington, MA: D. C. Heath and Company, 1995); The Complete Sentence Workout Book, 3rd ed. (Lexington, MA: D. C. Heath and Company, 1994); The Complete Paragraph Workout Book: A Concise Guide to the Writing Process, 2nd ed. (Lexington, MA: D. C. Heath and Company, 1993); The Complete Writer's Workout Book (Lexington, MA: D. C. Heath and Company, 1988). She also has written travel articles for the Baltimore Sun and magazine articles.