The College Fix: Southern Illinois U. Med School Hires First Poetry Professor; Dean is Her Father 150_College_Fix_Southern_University_School_of_Medicine

December 19, 2023 12:09 PM



By Micaiah Bolger | Full article at

Carr describes herself as ‘ecofeminist,’ writes abortion poetry

The Southern Illinois University School of Medicine briefly employed Emily Kruse Carr, the daughter of its dean, as its first poetry professor this fall, university records show.

Carr, a creative writing professor and self-described “ecofeminist” and “beach witch,” joined the medical school as an assistant professor of medical humanities and medical education in August, according to her LinkedIn profile and university records.

Not mentioned in the article, however, is that Carr’s father is Jerry Kruse, the dean of the medical school.

Adam Andrzejewski, CEO of OpenTheBooks, an Illinois-based government spending watchdog, said the situation should make taxpayers wonder.

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