The Professors

Amy Vidor, Ph.D.

Amy is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Austin (UT). She has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from UT, an M.A. in History and Literature from Columbia University, and B.A.s in English and French, and a Minor in Art History from the University of Southern California. Amy has taught college literature, writing, and foreign language courses. For the past five years she has worked as an educational consultant, coaching high school students through ACT/SAT test prep, AP/IB exams, college admissions, and more. For more on Amy’s experience, see her resume.


Caroline Barta, M.A.

Caroline is a Ph.D. candidate in English Literature at UT (graduating in 2020). She holds an M.A. in English from Boston College and B.A.s in Great Texts of the Western Tradition & Classics from Baylor University. For the past seven years, Caroline has taught college writing courses. She also served as an administrator of UT’s lower-division writing program for the Department of Rhetoric and Writing, co-teaching a graduate student course, mentoring first-time college writing instructors, and revising mandatory curriculum. For more on Caroline’s experience, see her resume.


Together, Amy and Caroline edit and create public humanities content for UT’s College of Liberal Arts Public Affairs and Thinking in Public. They also co-teach workshops for pre-k through adult learners. Amy and Caroline have extensive freelance copyediting and copywriting experience.