Dr. Carolyn Mamchur

Professor Emeritus

Research Interests

My research has historically situated itself around creating meaningful relationships with students to enhance deep engagement in learning. The specific focus has been on narrative and Jungian archetypes.

Today, I have expanded my research to include interspecies communication as a means of increasing empathy and awareness. I find myself asking the question “what knowledge best enables us to take care of ourselves, one another and the creatures that inhabit our planet?”

As a result, both my teaching and my research welcome a divergent, multi-faceted stance, welcoming ambiguity and a willingness to overturn assumptions. There is a tension in my research which mistrusts linear cause and effect and which promotes questions resulting from inquiry as much as answers. Imbedded in all of my teaching and research is a strong emotional connection and trust that emotions accompany engagement of all kinds.

Research Highlights