Kari Carr

Visiting Assistant Professor

Phone:
(317) 274-6822
Fax:
(317) 274-6864
Email:
karcarr@iu.edu
Department:
Teacher Education
Campus:
IUPUI

Résumé/CV on Box

ES3102

Education

  • B.A. in Psychology, Northwestern University, 2000
  • B.A. in Spanish Language & Literature, Northwestern University, 2000
  • M.S.Ed in Elementary Education, Northwestern University, 2003
  • Ph.D. in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Indiana University, 2014

Courses Taught

  • E543: Advanced Study in the Teaching of Mathematics in the Elementary School
  • E345: Language Arts & Mathematics for Young Children
  • E343: Mathematics in the Elementary School
  • A695: Practicum in Educational Leadership
  • A560: Political Perspectives of Education

Publications

  • Bradley-Levine, J., Smith, J., & Carr, K. (2009). The Role of Action Research in Empowering Teachers to Change Their Practice. Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 3(3).
  • Bradley-Levine, J., & Carr, K. A. (2015). Critical theory and Catholic social teaching: A research framework for Catholic schools. Journal of Catholic Education, 18(2), 27-43.
  • Carr, K. A., & Decker, J. (2015). Clarifying the Public-Private Line: Legal and Policy Guidance for Catholic-affiliated Charter Schools. Journal of Catholic Education, 18(2), n2.
  • Morris Carr, K., & Bradley-Levine, J. (2016). Translational research design: collaborating with stakeholders for program evaluation. The Qualitative Report, 21(1), 44-58.
  • Decker, J.R., & Carr, K. (2015). Church-state entanglement at religiously affiliated charter schools. Brigham Young University Education and Law Journal, 77.
  • Eckes, S.E. & Carr, K. (2014). Niche charter schools: Legal and policy issues. In R.A. Fox & N.K Buchanan (Eds.), Proud to be different: Ethnocentric niche charter schools. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Education.

Research Interests

  • Charter Schools and Policies
  • Religiously-affiliated Schools and Policies
  • Organizational Theory
  • Program Evaluation
  • Educational Leadership and Policy
  • Out-of-School Time Programming
  • Mathematics Education

Current Projects

  • Carr, K. Organizational identities and urban Catholic/charter school reform: Legitimacy and levels.
  • Willey, C.J., & Carr, K. Bringing historically marginalized students to the center of mathematics community: The case of one exemplar urban teacher.

Honors & Awards

  • David L. Clark National Graduate Student Research Seminar in Educational Administration and Policy, Indiana University Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Nominee; 2011.
  • Foster-Polite Graduate Student Award- Division A, the American Educational Research Association, February 2014.
  • Favorite Professor Award, as given by IUPUI Student Athletes, Fall 2013 and Fall 2017

Presentations

  • Carr, K. & Scribner, S. (April, 2015). Organizational Identities and Urban Catholic/Charter School Reform: Legitimacy and Levels. Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Carr, K. (April, 2014). Narratives of Organizational Legitimacy: Catholic School Closures and Charter School Openings. Paper presented at the 2014 Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Decker, J.R., Carr, K., & Seitz, K. (April, 2014). The price of parental choice: Legal issues facing two types of niche charter schools. Paper presented at the 2014 Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Willey, C.J., & Carr, K. (April, 2014). Bringing historically marginalized students to the center of mathematics community: The case of one exemplar urban teacher. Paper presented at the 2014 Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Carr, K. (November, 2012). A tale of two schools: The relationship between school and afterschool partnerships and program quality. Paper presented at the 26th annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, Denver, CO, November 16, 2012.
  • Carr, K. (November, 2012). When Catholic schools close and become charter schools: Organizational narratives and legitimacy. Paper presented at the 1st annual Graduate Student Summit at the 26th annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, Denver, CO, November 15, 2012.
  • Carr, K., Phillips, L., Shulz, T. (May, 2011). Parent Involvement, teachers, and bullying: A recipe for a principal’s moral dilemma. Paper presented at the Seventh International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry: Urbana-Champaign, IL.
  • Carr, K., & Smith, J. (April, 2011). Policy implementation in a Catholic network of an after-school program. Paper presented at the 2011 Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association. New Orleans, LA.
  • Bradley-Levine, J. & Carr, K. (May, 2010). Catholic and critical? Paper presented at the Sixth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry: Urbana-Champaign, IL.
Research Presentations (Local):
  • Willey, C. & Carr, K (March, 2014). Building Mathematics Community with Students of Color: The Successes and Struggles of One Urban Teacher. Indianapolis: Indiana Mathematics Education Research Symposium (IMERS)
  • Helfenbein, R., Medina, M., Houser, J., Buckley, R., Huddleston, G., Branon, S., Williams, N., & Carr, K. (June, 2013). Translational Research in Urban Education Contexts. Presentation at the 15th Annual IUPUI/IUSA Summer Conference on Urban Education.
  • Carr, K., & Williams, N. (April, 2013). Ingredients for High and Low Quality After-School Programming. Poster presented at the 2013 Annual IUPUI Research Day.
  • Wegesin, G., Jackson, R., Macey, E, & Carr, K. (June, 2011). Translational Research in Urban Education Reform. Presentation at the 13th Annual IUPUI/IUSA Summer Conference on Urban Education.
  • Carr, K. (April, 2011). A Community and University Partnership through an After-School Program Evaluation. Poster presented at the 2011 Annual IUPUI Solutions Center Research Day.