Dr. Debi Carruth

Associate Full Time Faculty, Communications Department

I earned my AA at Valencia in 1823*, and then I got a BS at the University of Central Florida in "Liberal Studies," which is what they call your major if you never actually choose a major. After that I went to Florida State University to pursue my master's in Creative Writing. As it turned out, though, I am not a creative writer, so I shifted gears into a PhD in Information Studies (which is all about information literacy and libraries and that kind of thing). I've taught lots of courses, including Composition, Information Literacy, Children's Literature, and Young Adult Literature, among others.

When I was a student at Valencia, I loved the place, and it has only gotten better since then. I joined the faculty here six years ago and have never looked back. One of the things that most impresses me about the College now is how growth-oriented we are: it's built into everything we do. I get to be a life-long learner here, and learning is one of my favorite things to do, right alongside teaching. On a personal note, I have ADHD that, for the first time in my life, is successfully medicated (knock-wood). I am a crazy cat lady and a hard core gamer and I sleep with a teddy bear. And also my three cats.

* It was not really 1823.


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