Dr. Carolyn Maibor

English

Carolyn Maibor

Dr. Carolyn Maibor joined Framingham State’s English Department in 2004. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Simmons College, a master’s degree from the University of Montreal and a doctoral degree from Brandeis University. Her teaching and research interests include 19th-century American literature and philosophy, literary theory and gender studies, and rhetoric and composition.

"From early slave and captivity narratives to the Transcendentalists and the beginnings of the women's rights movement, early American literature offers a wide diversity of texts and subject matters that are still very much alive and relevant to us today.”

From 2007 to 2014, Dr. Maibor served as director of the Framingham State University Honors Program. During this period, the program saw remarkable growth, improvement, and enhanced stature and visibility. Her efforts led to the program’s admission into the Commonwealth Honors Program in 2011. This achievement required submission of a detailed self-study, a daylong site visit and approval by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education

“A strong honors program communicates that academic excellence is a priority for Framingham State," she says. “As a state university, we have a moral obligation to provide highly motivated students with an elite education—and we do that. Our students can compete anywhere.”

Dr. Maibor also worked with the Honors Advisory Council on many other enhancements to the program, including providing scholarships to all incoming honors students to attract top students to the University. She was the recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Professional Service in 2015.