B.A., Oral Roberts University; M.A., Vanguard University; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University


Dr. Kelly C. Walter Carney earned her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the Pennsylvania State University. Her fields of study include Women Writers, American Ethnic Writers, Environmental literature, and World literature. She teaches, writes, publishes, and presents at conferences in these areas; she is especially involved with SAMLA (the South Atlantic Modern Langauge Association) and ASLE (the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment). She has earned a Fulbright grant, under which she taught for a year at the Heinrich Heine University in Dusseldorf, Germany. She also has participated in several National Endowment for the Humanities seminars, including ones at the University of Texas-San Marcos (Literature of the Southwest), the Huntington Library in San Marino, California (the 19th Century West), and the Newberry Library in Chicago (Modernism). She has also participated in a summer seminar on Slave Narratives at Yale University, funded by a grant from the Council of Independent Colleges.

A native Californian, Dr. Walter Carney is an enthusiastic Dodgers fan. She volunteers with the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and the Girl Scouts of America, and usually has a knitting project handy.