Cara Mathis


"Since my 2001 study abroad program in Greece and Italy, one of my teaching objectives evolves from my passion for the Greek and Roman culture, literature, and philosophy. I want students to be as excited about the authors and their works as I am! I want them to understand how little the core of humanity has changed; therefore, they can learn from these ancient, medieval, and early modern writers and philosophers. I don't want to just teach content; I want to teach students to see how reading and writing can influence their lives."


Cara Mathis


M.A., English

Murray State University


B.S., English

Minor, Speech Communication

Murray State University



Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

San Diego State University



ENG 105: Critical Reading, Writing, and Inquiry Student Guide. Southlake: Fountainhead Press, 2010-11. 


Areas of Specialization

Composition and Research

Western Humanities

Writing Across the Disciplines



Courses Taught

ENG 105 Reading, Writing, and Inquiry

ENG 204 Advanced Expository Writing Across the Disciplines with Service Learning

ENG 404 Advanced Composition

HUM 211 Western Humanities Tradition (The Quest and the Test)


Professional Memberships and Affiliations

White Residential College, Murray State University, 2009-Present

Alpha Sigma Lambda, Eta Delta Chapter, Murray State University, 2000-Present

Gamma Beta Phi Society, Murray State University, 2000-Present

Kentucky Special Olympics Organization, Louisville, Kentucky, 1997-Present


Cara Mathis 

7C-15 Faculty Hall

Murray State University

Murray KY 42071-3341