Humanities Faculty & Staff
Elizabeth Perkins, Dean
Carol Ann Ham
Carol Ann Ham originally hails from Ohio but has also lived in Pennsylvania, Florida, and finally Georgia. She earned her BA in Psychology from Ohio University as well as her Master’s in Comparative Literature. Half of her MA consisted of Latin and her thesis compared the Catiline Conspiracies of Cicero, Sallust, and Ben Johnson. Her other focus during graduate school was existential literature – specifically Camus, Sartre, Hesse, and Faulkner.
Not always sure about what she wanted to be when she grew up, Carol Ann also became a Certified Addiction Counselor and received her MSW from Valdosta State in Social Work. She currently serves as the counselor for Darton College, where she is a licensed social worker. Therefore, it is not uncommon to see Carol Ann teaching English 1102 and Understanding and Treating Addictions in the same semester. It is pretty much a dream come true for Carol Ann, being able to teach the two things she has a passion for—English and Human Services classes.
Carol Ann has been teaching for Darton College since 1999 and began teaching for the Humanities Division in 2009. She has taught English 1101, 1102, and 2112. The upper level literature courses are her personal favorites and she hopes one day to teach English 2111, World Literature I. The most rewarding aspect of teaching English for Carol Ann is introducing students to new genres and authors and seeing the students respond in a favorable way.