Carl P. E. Springer is professor of English at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. After earning his PhD in classics from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 1984, Springer taught at Illinois State University before joining the faculty at Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville where he served as associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 2000 to 2010. Springer has written extensively about the relationship between the classics and Christianity. He is best known for his work on the early Christian Latin poet Sedulius, whose collected works he is in the process of editing and translating. He has also produced numerous studies on Martin Luther's use of classical Greek and Latin authors as well as Luther's own Latin poetry. In support of his research, Springer has received grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and others. He was a Fulbright Research Fellow in Belgium
Carl P. E. Springer currently resides in San Diego. Carl P. E. Springer was born in 1954.