Carol Woodruff

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Carol Woodruff

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Office Hours:

11:10-12:30 Tuesdays and Thursdays and by appointment

Personal Summary

Since fall semester 2003, I’ve focused on teaching students to write simply, clearly, and concisely – valuable skills all too rare today. Natural Resource Professional Writing (NRSM 200) assignments are aimed at giving College of Forestry and Conservation students skills they'll need not only in college but also on the job. Papers include an annotated bibliography, a position paper on a timely issue in natural resources, a briefing memo, and a news release.

A journalist by training, I’ve written articles for The Washington Post;The Baltimore Sun; The Christian Science Monitor; and Victoria, Mountain Living, Montana Living, Montana Outdoors, Practical Horseman, Performance Horseman, Equus, Horse & Rider, Retriever Journal, and Gun Dog magazines. I’ve also produced news and feature stories for scores of regional newspapers and edited the nonfiction books Wolf Wars and Montana Wilderness: Discovering the Heritage. In addition, for eight years, I was a news editor and writer at UM. For four years, I was a grader and tutor for UM's Upper Division Writing Proficiency Assessment.

Away from classrooms and computers, I spend my time wrangling horses, dogs, cats, and far too many annual and perennial plants. A lifelong rider, I focus on jumping and dressage but also enjoy leisurely trail rides in the scenic Missoula and Bitterroot valleys. 


M.A. in journalism, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

B.A. in English, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado