UAPB names Carroll to lead School of Education

Fredda Carroll, who has been awarded tenure at both Arkansas State University and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, has been named dean of UAPB’s School of Education.

Carroll has served as a professor and administrator, having held the post of assistant to the dean for diversity at ASU. At UAPB, she served for a decade as coordinator of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education activities and has been a member of the NCATE Board of Examiners since 2001. Her membership with the board is scheduled to continue through 2017.

“My experiences in education have deepened my understanding of educational issues, as well as strengthened my beliefs on the pivotally important role of education in our future,” Carroll said. “These experiences have also given me ample opportunities to acquire skill in communicating these effectively both inside and outside the university.”

Carroll earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at ASU and doctoral degree at the George Peabody College for Teachers at Vanderbilt University.

Through her association with the UAPB School of Education Advisory Committee and visits with local superintendents and principals, Carroll has been involved in discussions centering on innovative projects, research and scholarship while addressing complex issues facing individuals, families, schools and communities, according to a UAPB news release.

The release also stated that Carroll has experienced high levels of cultural, linguistic and racial diversity in the U.S. and has led cultural experience tours in Europe. In 2008, she was recognized by the Native American Caucus for contributions to the field of multicultural education.