Kevin Carr, PhD

Alternative Pathways Program Chair | Professor of Education
Woodburn Campus 102

Kevin Carr teaches science and science education courses, is Principal Investigator of Pacific's National Science Foundation Robert Noyce programs, and develops innovative pathways to teacher licensure including Residency teacher Licensure and Registered Teacher Apprenticeships.


PhD (Science Education) and MS (Physics), University of Idaho

BS, University of Oregon

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.


Melissa Aranda Stands In Front Of Her Classroom

Now working with teachers throughout Oregon, Pacific University's Residency Teacher Licensure (RTL) Program provides a path for teachers with temporary or emergency credentials to gain full licensure while continuing to work in the classroom.