Dr. Carol Engler
Dr. Carol Engler, associate professor, joined the Ashland University faculty in 2002. She is a 30-year veteran of the Akron Ohio Public Schools where she served as a high school administrator, counselor and teacher.
She is founder and former Executive Director of The Ohio Council of Professors
of Educational Administration (OCPEA), a consortium of the 24 universities in
Ohio that offer masters degrees and licensure for school principals and
Her areas of expertise include: Myers Briggs Type Indicator, the change process
in organizations, teambuilding in schools, and national standards for principals
(ISLLC). She is author of The ISLLC Standards in Action: A Principals
Handbook, published in 2004 by Eye on Education Press.
Dr. Engler is recipient of The University of Akron's, College of Education
Outstanding Alumni Award, and is a former winner of the Ohio Assistant
Principal of the Year Award, sponsored by The Ohio Association of Secondary
School Administrators (OASSA) and The National Association of Secondary
School Principals (NASSP). She has also received the Martha Holden Jennings
Her most recent venture into research has led her into the world of massive
open online courses (MOOCs). She has published numerous articles on the
subject since the founding of the first USA MOOC, Udacity, in February 2012.
She has also advised technology companies and state and international
Her book, The First Turning: A Vision of America and a World at Peace, was
published in March, 2014.
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The Department of Doctoral Studies and Advanced Programs's purview includes all Master of Education programs and the Doctor of Education degree program at Ashland University.