College of Education Faculty & Staff

Kevin Carr
Professor of Education

   Kevin Carr teaches courses in science education, preparing science teachers at both secondary and primary grade levels. After seven years of teaching high school physics in Roseburg and Portland, Oregon, Dr. Carr has become a regional leader in training current teachers in inquiry-based science teaching in earth/space science. He also teaches Introductory Astronomy in the Pacific University College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Carr’s scholarly interests include pre-service science teacher action research and science teacher professional development.

Education

Recent Grants

Principal Investigator, Woodburn STEM Partnership, U.S. Department of Education University School Partnership Title IIA ($199,800).

Principal Investigator (2009-present), Pacific STEM Teaching Pathways, National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Scholarship Grant ($748,000).

Recent Publications

Phillips, D.K. & Carr, K. (2010). Becoming a teacher through action research: Process, context, and self-study. New York: Routledge.

Phillips, D. K. & Carr, K. (2009). Dilemmas of trustworthiness in preservice teacher action research. Action Research, 6(4), 421-440.

Phillips, D.K. & Carr, K. (2007). Illustrations of the analytic memo as reflexivity for preservice teachers. Educational Action Research, 15(4), 561-575.

Carr, K. & Phillips, D.K. (2005). Interactive textware: Using Macromedia Authorware to reinvent the academic textbook. In G. Richards (Ed.), Proceedings of e-Learn 2005: world conference on e-learning in government, corporate, healthcare, and higher education (pp. 29-34). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.

Carr, K. (2005). The “Ten Most Beautiful” Experiments Interpreted by Novice Students. The Physics Teacher 43, November 2005, 533-537.

Phillips, D. & Carr, D.K. (2005). Writing to re-invent: an eTextbook about becoming a teacher. International Journal of the Book v.2, 69-74.

Carr, K. & Phillips, D.K. (2005). Using interactive textware to scaffold preservice teacher understanding of action research. In R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, & J. Willis (Eds.), Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference Annual (pp. 1898-1904). Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.

Contact Information

Email: kcarr@pacificu.edu
Phone: 503-352-1443