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Andy Carpenter

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Human Services

Degree ProgramPh.D. Human and Social Services

Andrew N. Carpenter, a native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, earned degrees in philosophy from Amherst College (BA, summa cum laude), the University of Oxford (B.Phil), and the University of California at Berkeley (Ph.D.); his academic specialty is the history of early modern philosophy. Dr. Carpenter has served in numerous administrative and faculty leadership roles at proprietary and not-for-profit institutions of higher learning and has significant expertise in organizational development, academic governance, academic policy creation, continuous quality improvement, strategic planning, faculty development, and the assessment of institutions of higher learning, academic programs, and student learning. Dr. Carpenter is an expert in online learning, has extensive curriculum development experience, and is a member of the peer review corps of the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, and the Quality Matters Project (certified Master Reviewer).

Dr. Carpenter serves on the board of directors of the American Association of Philosophy Teachers and the advisory board of the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association; he is also active in the Professional and Organizational Development Network and serves on several academic journal editorial boards. Dr. Carpenter has an extensive publishing record in philosophy and in the scholarship of teaching and learning, including recent publications on learning assessment, developing social capital within academic communities, and administrative and academic structures in for-profit and not-for-profit institutions of higher learning. Carpenter has received eight teaching awards from six institutions of higher learning and previously served as a member of the faculty executive committee at Antioch College, as the president of the faculty senates of Kaplan University and Ellis University, and as the Chief Academic Officer of Ellis University and John Hancock University.

Courses Taught

RSCH 8350 - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis

RSCH 8300 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis

RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis

HUMN 9001 - Dissertation

Awards / Honors

Capella University Stephen Shank Recognition, Capella University, 2012

Ellis University Graduate Faculty Award, Ellis University, 2009

Ellis University Independence Award, Ellis University, 2008

Engagement Challenge Award, Strayer University, 2014

Top-Performing Adjunct Faculty Member, Strayer University, 2015

Kaplan Higher Education Extra Mile Award, Kaplan University, 2003

Kaplan University Outstanding Graduate Faculty Awad, Kaplan University, 2006

University of California Berkeley Outstanding Grad, University of California Berkeley, 1995

Gail Kennedy Memorial Prize in Philosophy, Amherst College, 1988

George A. Plimpton Fellowship, Amherst College, 1988

Summa cum laude Graduation Honors, Amherst College, 1988

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