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professor , storyteller , writer

Carol Hamilton is an American professor and writer.


Carol Hamilton was born on August 23, 1935 in Enid, Oklahoma, United States, in the family of Clarence DeWitt and Ruby Raye (Settles) Barber.


In 1956 she received Bachelor of Science at Phillips University, and then she earned Master of Arts at University of Central Oklahoma in 1978. Carol also attended University of Oklahoma, Hiram College, University of Colorado, Rose State College, and Academia Hispano Americano.


Carol worked as an elementary schoolteacher in North Haven, Indianapolis, and Oklahoma. In 1982 - 1993 she served as a teacher of elementary gifted education in Academic Center for Enrichment, After that she was an adjunct professor of English in Rose State College in 1988 - 1996, and then an adjunct professor in University of Central Oklahoma in 1996 - 2001.

Then she was a freelance writer and storyteller at camps, churches, libraries, and schools. Olympics of the Mind, local, regional, and state judge since 1985. Moreover, Carol worked as an artist in residence at Contemporary Arts Foundation and Warehouse Theater, and interpreter and teacher at medical missions in Mexico, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, and Oklahoma City, United States.

Carol is a contributor of more than three thousand articles, Poems, and stories to periodicals, including Christian Science Monitor, New York Quarterly, South Dakota Review, Astronomy, Revista Interamericana, Oklahoma Today, Voices International, Chiron Review, Arizona Quarterly, and Humpty Dumpty.


  • Carol is famous as the author of books "Deserts, Dry Places, and Other Aridities", "Daring the Wind", "The Dawn Seekers", and "Once the Dust."


Carol belongs to Democratic party of the United States.


  • member of executive board

    Association of Classroom Teachers

    1980 - 1985

  • state chair, literary chair of Oklahoma City branch

    League of American Pen Women


  • member of board of directors

    Oklahoma Writers Federation

  • president

    Poetry Society of Oklahoma


  • Individual Artists of Oklahoma

  • past president

    Mid-Oklahoma Writers


  • Other Interests

    interpreting, storytelling


On August 25, 1956 she married a legislator Joseph Jefferson Hamilton, but they divorced on June 29, 1994. They had three common children: Debra Susan Hamilton Havenar, Christopher David, and Stephen Anthony.

Clarence DeWitt Barber - Electrical engineer

Ruby Raye (Settles) Barber - teacher of English and writing

Joseph Jefferson Hamilton - legislator

Debra Susan Hamilton Havenar Hamilton

Christopher David Hamilton

Stephen Anthony Hamilton