Carey Applegate teaches in the areas of English education, (pop) cultural studies, and (digital) composition. Her current research project - Digital Grassroots Education Advocacy - involves the collection of education/advocacy narratives and the study of online advocacy in the field of education. Her other, ongoing writing projects focus on education in pop culture (and how those portrayals impact public perception of teachers/students and education policy) and popular young-adult texts. She is the faculty advisor for the local chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society.During the summer, Dr. Applegate directs the UWEC Summer Writing Camp for 7th-10th grade students; the rest of her summer is spent catching up on her reading and writing projects, relaxing in her hammock, growing fruits & vegetables in her garden, and swimming in various lakes in and around Eau Claire. She does not want to talk about winter.
Dr. Applegate holds a Ph.D. in English education from Illinois State University, an M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Mississippi, and a B.A. in English from Illinois State University. She began her teaching career in the Mississippi Delta as part of the Mississippi Teacher Corps and went on to teach in both rural and urban high schools in Central Illinois.