Tim Carter

 Adjunct Faculty

"Only when we embrace the connection between art and the collective soul of humanity will we understand not only art's importance but also its necessity. Perhaps all educators discern this connection, either consciously or unconsciously, but the educator cannot assume that all students readily do so. Only when writing is taught as an art form that has the capacity to change individual lives as well as societies as a whole will students come to respect the written word. When this sense of respect is obtained, the student will ultimately see the world in a different perspective."

Tim Carter


M.F.A., Creative Writing

Murray State University

 M.A., English

Murray State University

 B.S., B.A.

University of Tennessee at Martin

Highlighted Publications

Review of Edward P. Jones' All Aunt Hagar's Children. New Madrid, Winter 2008.

 "Farming in France," a poem. Notations, Spring 2001.

"Old Joe and Susie," a poem. Notations, Spring 2001.

 "The Barn," a poem. Notations, Spring 1998

Courses Taught

Areas of Specialization

American Short Story

Creative Writing


Rhetoric and Composition

Southern Literature

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

Modern Language Association

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)


Tim Carter

7A-4 Faculty Hall

Murray State University

Murray KY 42071-3341