Charlyn Ingwerson, M.A.
Instructor of English
Ms. Ingwerson began teaching at Drury in the fall of 2002, becoming a faculty member in 2008. She is ABD in completion of a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Arkansas. Ingwerson earned a TESOL Certificate in 2011, a Master in Theological Studies and Biblical Languages in 2007, a Master in English in 2002, and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy in 2000.
Ms. Ingwerson coordinates the English for Academic Purposes program, a one-semester academic and cultural bridge program for international students who are non-native speakers. Part of this work involves preparing Drury students to mentor language learners and help international students absorb into university life, and to feel at home, both at Drury and in Springfield. Ingwerson serves the university community in a number of advisory capacities: as a member of the President’s Council on Inclusion, the International Advisory Committee, and as faculty advisor for ONE Drury.
Each semester, Ms. Ingwerson teaches the international section of the Humanities Seminar Core 101, where the course topic is “Gossip! America and My Country Meet in a Café,” a seriously fun course in comparative cultural studies. Over her time at Drury, Ms. Ingwerson has taught “Global Foundations: Beyond the Headlines: Israel and Iran,” a course that uses film as a lens through which to explore and compare these two cultures with long traditions of cinema; “Literature Matters: Middle Eastern Women Writers, Middle Eastern Novel,” and “Contemporary American Novel; American Literature: 1865-1980;” “American Southern Literature;” “Grammar and Style;” “Expository Writing: Art of the Essay;” “Seminar in Lyric Writing;” and, “Introduction to Philosophy.”
Ms. Ingwerson’s scholarship focuses on motherhood studies, women’s peace movements, and women writers, including women songwriters and singers. She is a songwriter, publisher, and a member of ASCAP, who enjoys getting together with friends for jam sessions and ‘pickin’ parties’ that include good music and good food.
B.A., Southwest Missouri State Univesity, 2000
M.A., Southwest Missouri State University, 2002
M.A., Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, 2007
Drury University faculty member since 2008
Instructor since 2008