Carl Vandermeulen

English and Philosophy

Office: 310 Callahan Hall
Phone: 715/232-5375


Adjunct professor, Department of English and Philosophy, 2010-present

Educational Consulting

External evaluator for the English Department's Writing and Linguistics programs

External reader for the creative writing program in the English Department 

Visiting teacher and consultant for The King's Court School, Modjadjiskloof, Limpopo, South Africa, October 2004-March 2005. I substitute taught, and team-taught in English, and wrote recommendations based on daily discussions with the teacher, and wrote extensive recommendations for my English teaching colleague, the principal, and the South African Association of Christian Schools International

Administrative and Leadership Roles

Seminar leader for a faculty workshop on advising; Northwestern College, May 2008

Writer of a new journalism major for the college, 2006

Chaired Admissions, Retention, and Honors Committee, 1990-1991

Chaired Communications Department, 1999-2004

Revised English education curriculum and prepared folio for NCTE/NCATE approval, 1989-1991

English Education Coordinator, 1984-2009

Coordinator of the freshman seminar, 2001-2004

Coordinator of academic advising, especially freshman advising, formally from 2003-2004

Co-director, research coordinator, and primary writer for two successful grant applications to the Lilly Endowment's Programs for the Theological Exploration of Vocation, 2001-2002. The grants brought $2,050,000 to the college

Primary writer for the new writing and rhetoric major and minor, 1999

Adviser of the college newspaper, The Beacon, 1982-2009

Adviser of the fine arts magazine, The Spectrum, 1985-2001, and 2005-2009

Journalism and Publishing Experience

Writer/designer/photographer for 24 departmental and promotional brochures for Northwestern College, 1983 and 1985

Publisher of the Middleburg Press, 1978-2008 (both literary and school journalism titles). Designed four books, did photo-illustration for two; handled promotion and sales for all

Interim editor-photographer for a weekly newspaper, the Sioux County Democrat, for a total of eight weeks in the late seventies