Paul Carlson

Paul Carlson,
Professor of Education

Teaching Areas: Anthropology of diverse populations, education of exceptional children, multicultural education, and linguistics and reading

Research Interest: Student disengagement and re-engagement, and identity and cognitive development


Ph.D. in general special education, Ohio State University, 1984
Ed.D. interdisciplinary degree, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1973
M.Ed. in cultural foundations of education, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1970
B.A. in political science, Bethel College, St. Paul, Minn., 1963


Published Research

“Identity Development and Moral Development. Linking Theory to Education,” One Voice International Conference. Denver, Colo. June 2009

Current Scholarly Projects

“Student Disengagement: Qualitative Research Focusing on At-Risk Secondary Students” by Carlson, P., Martinez, R. & Lasater, M. Study conducted under Memorandum of Agreement between Victoria Independent School District and the University of Houston-Victoria. 2010

“Schools, Communities and Cultures,” textbook in preparation. Boston: Allyn & Bacon

“Adult and Community Education, Academic Exchange Quarterly,” co-editor of special issue on diversity, Volume 15, Issue 1. Spring 2011



“Identity development: Educational Implications,” National Technology and Social Science Conference. Las Vegas, Nev. March 2010

“Identity and Moral Development,” One Voice International Conference. Denver, Colo. June 2009

National Social Science Association national conference, Las Vegas, Nev.  March 2010