Karen Compton, Instructor, started her college teaching career at Emmanuel College in the fall of 2000. In addition to teaching courses in freshman composition, introduction to literature, and American literature, she is also the director of the Academic Resources Center. She completed her B.A. in English and Mass Communication at Winthrop University and her M.A. in English also from Winthrop. Her interests include composition, American literature, and peer tutoring. Her master’s thesis was entitled “Examination of the Microcosm in Katherine Anne Porter’s Ship of Fools, Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, and Stephen Crane’s ‘The Open Boat.’” Mrs. Compton and her husband Steve live in Anderson, SC, and have a daughter, Patricia Ann, and a son, Ben.
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