Prior to coming back to teach at her alma mater, Simpson College, Carolyn served as a social worker serving disabled children and abused women and children; as an Executive Director of a domestic violence agency; as a supervisor of Human Rights Investigators; and as a Human Rights Attorney. Carolyn thrives in bringing these various experiences into the classroom to benefit her students.
- In September 2018,
- Simpson College Faculty Leadership Award (9/2018)
- Iowa Professor of the Year Award in Washington D.C. from C.A.S.E. and Carnegie (11/2011)
- Simpson College Junior Faculty Award (5/2009)
- B.A. Simpson College 1980
- M.S.W. University of Washington 1983
- J.D. Southern University 1989
- Ph.D. Iowa State University 2015
- Social Justice
- Implicit Bias in Policing & other social interactions
- Social Inequalities
- Cultural Comparisons
- Achieving a Global Mindset at Home: Student Engagement with Immigrant Children, Teaching Sociology, Volume: 45 issue: 4, page(s): 358-367
- Article first published online: August 23, 2017; Issue published: October 1, 2017
- Prejudice reduction through mentoring relationships between college students and immigrant children, Mentoring Conference, published as conference paper and publication, National Mentoring Conference, Mentoring Institute, Albuquerque, NM, 10/2015.
- An integrated theory of prejudice reduction through service learning: College students’ interactions with immigrant children, May 2015, Digital Repository @ Iowa State University.
- Surviving Hurricane Katrina: One Family’s Story, January 2011. 17-Chapter book. Blurb.com on Amazon.com.