Position / Name
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Gillham Hall Room 2000AA
Mail Stop 924
Carr, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the College of Education. She teaches literacy courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Carr's research focuses on developing strategies to improve the teaching of reading and enhance elementary and upper level pupils' reading, cognitive skills and abilities, and writing and oral expression in all content areas. She works extensively with schools and community agencies and institutions to design literacy curricula in a broad range of content areas and provide professional development for teachers. She also serves as a field faculty in Ohio's statewide initiative to train Literacy Specialists. After receiving a B.A. in History from Newton College of the Sacred Heart and teaching in the Chicago public schools, Dr. Carr engaged in graduate study at the University of Toledo, obtaining an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, an M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language, and a Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction. Her doctoral work focused on literacy. Before joining the faculty of the College of Education, Dr. Carr was an Assistant Professor at Eastern Michigan University.