Carolyn Duven

Program Coordinator
140 Parks Library


Bachelor's Degree, English, Ripon College

Master's Degree in College Student Personnel, Bowling Green State University

Currently pursuing Ph.D. in Higher Education, Iowa State University


River Falls, WI

Favorite ISU memory or tradition:

Lancelot and Elaine are my favorite tradition at ISU. I love seeing them when I walk past Lake Laverne on walks with my partner.

Favorite Motto:

"To infinity and beyond!"- Buzz Lightyear. While this is a cartoon, I love the sentiment and push to keep going in life.


I like reading, watching food and cooking shows, spending time with my friends, and being crafty. 


I love learning more about how to help students be successful. Learning about different academic areas is great as well, I love gathering random facts and new information about science and engineering.

Favorite Food:

Too many to count.

Fun Facts:

I have 10 different tattoos. I have 2 cats that I rescued from shelters, their names are Tommy and Chunk. I love bullet journaling.

What I love most about my job:

The meaningful conversations I get to have with resilient students.

I'm listening to:

I listen to a bunch of different music. Right now, classic rock, 80's throw back, 90's pop, and some classical rock covers.

I'm watching:

I love superhero shows and food/cooking shows. I don't have cable, so I watch a lot of Netflix.