Elizabeth Carpenter

Assistant Professor Elizabeth Carpenter
Assistant Professor

Elizabeth Carpenter joined Delaware Valley University’s Department of English in 2016. Before coming to DelVal, she served as a tenured, associate professor of English at Delaware County Community College. During her 10 years at DCCC, Professor Carpenter focused her teaching efforts on basic writing and first-year composition courses. In addition, she was an active member in The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), The Two-Year College Association, Northeast (TYCA-NE), and CCCC (The Conference on College Composition and Communication). In 2007, Professor Carpenter co-chaired the annual TYCA-NE regional conference in Philadelphia. Her research interests include strategies for student success and student motivation in basic writing and first-year writing courses. She conducted teacher research in these areas while at DCCC and received an Excellence in Teaching Mini-Grant Award. After joining DelVal in 2016, Carpenter has continued her interest and commitment to teaching basic writing and first-year writing courses. In 2017, she started coordinating the DelVal Student Writing Conference and continues to do so. Currently, Carpenter is enrolled in a doctoral program at DelVal, studying leadership in higher education. She is planning a research study that will examine the academic performance and achievement of college students with and without ADHD enrolled in a first-year composition course. Most recently, Carpenter was honored with the DVU Professorship Award.


  • English


  • Current Ed.D. student, Delaware Valley University
  • M.Ed., English Language and Literature, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., English Education, Cedarville University