Carl Koch, a former editor at Saint Mary's Press, is a professor of education, human development, and English at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Graduate School, where he teaches courses on spirituality, meditation, journal writing, and telling life's sacred stories. He has authored and edited many popular books on prayer and spirituality.
Carl was named outstanding graduate school professor and honored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers as a Distinguished Lasallian Educator. He holds master's degrees in English, religious education, and human development, and has a doctorate in English from the University of Michigan. Carl was a high school teacher and administrator, a professor at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, and a visiting professor for four years at De La Salle University in the Philippines. He likes to cook, eat, canoe, swim, travel, and sing. He and his wife, Joyce, live in Onalaska, Wisconsin.