Dr. Cynthia L. Carver
Assistant Professor & MEd Coordinator
Department: Educational Leadership
Office: 480G Pawley Hall
Phone: (248) 370-3081
EL 505: Organizational Change Agent
EL 506: Collaborative Inquiry (Action Research) III
EL 515: Teacher Leaders in the Education Profession
EL 516: Collaborative Inquiry (Action Research) IV
ED 560: Staff & Curriculum Development for Instructional Improvement
EA 746: Curriculum & Staff Development
Ph.D. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; 2002
Curriculum, Teaching & Educational Policy
Dissertation: Principals’ Supporting Role in Beginning Teacher Induction
M.S. Minnesota State University at Mankato, Mankato, MN; l996
Curriculum and Instruction, emphasis in Multicultural Education
Thesis: Addressing Issues of Diversity: A Survey of Cultural Diversity Found in the Curriculum of
MN Early Children Family Education and Learning Readiness Programs
B.A. St. Olaf College; Northfield, MN; l983
Family & Consumer Science Education, Cum Laude
Carver, C. L., Johnson, K., Steele, M. & Herbel?Eisenmann, B. (revise & resubmit). Leadership for
improved algebra teaching and learning: The importance of leadership content knowledge. Journal of
Carver, C. L. (2010). Mentors coaching principals in instructional leadership: The case of Rebecca and
Ramon. Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 13(2), 39?46.
Carver, C. L., Steele, M. & Herbel?Eisenmann, B. (2010). Developing leadership content knowledge: The
Case of the “Building Capacity for Algebra” principal study group. Journal of Staff Development.
Carver, C. L. & Feiman?Nemser, S. (2009). Policy lessons for new teacher induction: Critical elements
and missing pieces. Educational Policy, 23(2), 295?328.
Carver, C. L. (2008). Forging high school/university partnerships: Breaking through physical &
intellectual isolation. School-University Partnerships, 2(2), 117?128.
Carver, C. L. (2008). Review of Distributed Leadership in Practice, edited by James P. Spillane & John B.
Diamond. Education Reviews. Available at [http://edrev.asu.edu/reviews/rev650.htm].
Freedman, L. & Carver, C. (2007). Preservice teacher understandings of adolescent literacy
development: Naïve wonder to dawning realization to intellectual rigor. Journal of Adolescent and
Adult Literacy, 50(8), 654?665.
Carver, C. L. (2007). It’s more than what you know: Principal and mentor perspectives on what new
teachers most need to learn (pp. 4?5). The New Teacher Advocate.
Carver, C. L. & Katz, D. (2004). Teaching at the boundary of acceptable practice: What is a new teacher
mentor to do? Journal of Teacher Education, 55, (5) 449?462.
Carver, C. L. (2004). A lifeline for new teachers. Educational Leadership, 61, (8) 51?61.
Carver, C. L. (2004). Review of The Teaching Career, edited by John I. Goodlad & Timothy J. McMannon.
Teachers College Record, 106, 12, 2372?2384.
Carver, C. L. (2004). Review of Ready, Set, Teach! A Winning Design for Your First Year, by Enz,
Kortman & Honaker. Brief Reviews. Available at [http://edrev.asu.edu]
Feiman?Nemser, S. & Carver, C. L. (forthcoming). Creating conditions for serious mentoring:
Implications for induction policy. 110th volume of the National Society for the Study of Education
(NSSE) Yearbook, edited by A. Porter, L. Desimone & T. Smith.
Carver, C. L. (2010). The university’s role in supporting new teachers: Glimpsing the future by
examining the past. In S. J. Odell, R. Clift & J. Wang (Eds.), Past, present and future research on teacher
induction: An anthology for researchers, policymakers and practitioners. National Commission on
Teacher Induction and Mentoring, Association of Teacher Educators. Carver, 12/10 page 3
Carver, C.L. (2010). High school/university partnerships: The time before the beginning. In L. N.
Johnson (Ed.) Boundaries or bridges? Choosing to invent and sustain lasting school/university
partnerships that nurture professional growth. New York: Linus Publications.
Carver, C. L. (2003) Principals’ supporting role in new teacher induction. In M. Scherer (Ed.), Hiring
and keeping good teachers (pp. 33?41). Alexandria, VA: ASCD.
Feiman?Nemser, S., Carver, C., Schwille, S. & Yusko, B. (1999). Beyond support: Taking new teachers
seriously as learners. In M. Scherer (Ed.), A better beginning: Supporting and mentoring new teachers.
Alexandria, VA: ASCD.
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