Caroline Wilkins has taught in the Professional Writing Program since 1999 and in the English Department since 1991. In addition to several introductory literature courses, Caroline developed the Writing in the Arts class and works closely with creative students in their professionalization. As an undergraduate, she studied literature at Wesleyan University; she did her master's work at George Mason University and her PhD work at the University of Maryland. Her research interests include critical theory, feminist theory, contemporary literature, and the role of contemplative practices in higher education. She has presented at several conferences on topics as varied as transgression and visuality, Harold Pinter, and 18th Century women’s literature. Caroline is also a poet and a certified yoga instructor.