Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Dr. Joelle Davis Carter has more than 20 years of teaching and administration experience in higher education primarily serving in roles to ensure academic student success. Her teaching experience has included facilitating learning for both graduate and undergraduate students focused on the first-year experience, diversity and inclusion, social and cultural diversity in counseling and organizational leadership. Dr. Carter has held a number of senior level administrative roles such as Dean for Student Development, Assistant Vice President for Retention and Student Services and Director of Undergraduate Programs on campuses such as Piedmont Community College, Western Kentucky University and George Washington University respectively. In her capacity at Walden University, Dr. Carter serves as a Contributing Faculty member for the doctoral higher education program in the Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership. In this capacity, she provides online instruction, feedback and support for students engaged in the dissertation process. Dr. Carter received her Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Leadership from the University of Maryland College Park, Master of Arts degree in Student Development from The Ohio State University and Bachelor of Science degree in Middle Grades Education from Winston-Salem State University.
PhD, University of Maryland College Park - College Park, United States
MA, The Ohio State University - Columbus, OH United States
BS, Winston-Salem State University - Winston-Salem, NC United States
Awards / Honors
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., African American Relations Committee of Bowling Green, Kentucky, 2014
Carter, J. D. (2015). Examining Perceptions of Networking among African American Women in Student Affairs. NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education.
Carter, J. D. (2015). Considering the Complexities: A Closer Examination of Diversity on Historically Black College and University Campuses. SACSA.