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Dr. Robert Z. Carr appointed new dean school of Education and Psychology

Dr Robert Z Carr

Dr. Carr.

Dr. Richard Green, provost/vice president for Academic Affairs is proud to introduce Dr. Robert Z. Carr as the new dean of the School of Education and Psychology.

Dr. Carr comes to ASU from Langston University in Langston, Oklahoma, where he served as dean of the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences. Prior to that appointment, Dr. Carr worked for Jackson State University (JSU) in Jackson, Mississippi, where he was the director of Professional and Field-Based Experiences. In that role, he had responsibilities with such areas as placement of student teachers, NCATE coordination, certification, and report compilation. Prior to joining JSU, Dr. Carr was the lead professor in charge of education at Alcorn State University. While at ASU, Dr. Carr taught in areas such as multicultural education, foundations of American education, social studies education, and in the master’s in teaching program. During his career, Dr. Carr has been a fervent believer in a student-centered education. Dr. Carr has earned a Doctor of Education in curriculum and instruction, a master’s degree of education in curriculum and instruction from Oklahoma State University, and a master’s of administration from Walden University, Minnesota. Dr. Carr also has earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Tougaloo College, Mississippi.  

“I am extremely proud to serve in the capacity of dean of the School of Education and Psychology, says Dr. Carr. “Having the opportunity to come back to Alcorn after spending two years in Oklahoma has been a terrific, exciting, humbling, and rewarding experience. As I have found to be true for many people here, involvement in the community is extremely important, and I look forward to becoming active in the Alcorn State and surrounding southwest Mississippi community. Alcorn State is an exciting place to be, and I very much look forward to working with Alcorn employees and students to continue to build a bright future for the School of Education and Psychology and the University.”  

Dr. Carr, his wife Angela and two children reside in Clinton, MS.