Carly Overfelt

Faculty and Administrator

Multilingual and Intercultural Program Coordinator in International and Cultural Education and Multingual and Intercultural Program Coordinator in Nondepartmental

I'm Carly, and my job is to support multilingual students (both domestic and international) succeed in their academic and social lives at Gustavus. I do this through programming, advising, and tutoring, and I work closely with CARE, the Writing Center, and the Diversity Center. I also offer a general academic success course, which asks each student to craft their own "academic voice" as they strengthen their reading, writing, class discussion, and presentation skills.

Before joining the CICE, I taught communication skills for international students at Purdue University, then taught general education writing courses at the University of Massachusetts. I also completed a Ph.D. from UMass, where I studied the politics of representations of "non-native" and "non-standard" American Englishes in U.S. literature and culture. I am a passionate advocate of linguistic diversity in all its forms, both on and off campus. 

Keep an eye out for interesting workshops on academic success, and don't be surprised if you see me holding office hours in the Diversity Center, and other locations. Some of you might also know me as the staff advisor for G'Local, or for my recent work with International Friendship Families. If you're interested in either of these programs, just let me know! I'll also be working on other programming around linguistic diversity and social events, like World Hot Chocolate Night or an Origami party.

I'm also here for faculty and staff who want to better prepare themselves to teach and advise multilingual students, or who want to troubleshoot a specific situation. Feel free to give me a call. 

My other interests include quilting, reading, biking around the Twin Cities (only during spring and summer!), and hanging out with my cat, Cleveland.


Ph.D., English, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; M.A., Linguistics and M.A., English, Purdue University; B.A., English, Arkansas Tech University

Course Taught

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
NDL-144 ST:Acad Success Multilin 7 2019/SP, 2018/FA, and 2018/SP