James Carl, Ph.D.
Jim Carl is professor of education at the Farrington College of Education, where he served as dean, 2012-2017. Before his arrival at Sacred Heart University in 2012, Carl served as department chair at Cleveland State University; he has also taught at John Carroll University and the University of Wisconsin. Carl is keenly interested in preparing top notch teacher-leaders for our public schools, and to that end he teaches courses that stress ethical pedagogy and school reform, supervises student teachers in their penultimate semester, and directs graduate students in their written work. Carl's publications focus on contemporary education policy, the history of American education in the post World War II era, and nineteenth-century origins of mass schooling in North America and Europe. Prior to graduate school Carl taught social studies at a rural public high school and at a residential treatment center for troubled adolescents, both in New Hampshire. A resident of Bridgeport, Carl has four grown children.