BA Otterbein College
MA Wright State University
PhD University of Iowa
Associate Professor of English Carol Tyx has taught at Mount Mercy since 2002. She has previous teaching experience at the University of Iowa as a visiting professor, and has taught at Wabash College in Indiana. Tyx holds a PhD from the University of Iowa, where her creative dissertation investigated the challenges of finding one's way in the world as a young adult.
Tyx has published numerous poems, including "The Pleasures of Reading," "Oregon Coast in April," and "Prayer of the Iris," which appeared in the March 2008 edition of Sojourners Magazine. She also participated in a national study of first-year writers in 2007, which assesses the most common challenges faced by first-year college writers.
She is a member of the Modern Language Association and the National Council of Teachers of English. She received the Teaching Award from the University of Iowa in 1998. Tyx is actively involved in Christian Peacemaker Teams, an organization that accompanies communities at risk for violence. Within her church she participates in Circle of Support, which provides support for recently released prisoners. Tyx has participated in Christian Peacemaker Teams' violence reduction project in Colombia, South America for the past three summers.