Alicia Carter, PhD

Assistant Professor of German and Spanish

Alicia Carter


Carnegie 403


  • PhD in German, Ohio State University, 2002
  • MA in Spanish, New York University, 2011

Experience and Background

Dr. Carter has over 15 years of college-level teaching experience: before coming to Lynchburg College, she taught at Ohio State, Miami University of Ohio, Christopher Newport University, and, most recently, Old Dominion University.

In addition to German language, literature, film, and culture classes, she has designed and taught a number of general curriculum classes, among them a popular course exploring the European folktale and fairy tale tradition.

Teaching and Research Interests

Dr. Carter’s research interests are decidedly diverse: from 19th-century etiquette books and didactic poetry, to fairy tale themes in the media, to the interplay of music and literature.

In recent years, Dr. Carter has embraced the challenge of acquiring another language: Spanish. She attended New York University’s prestigious one-year master’s program in Madrid, Spain, completing her MA in the summer of 2011.