Dr Jann Carroll is a senior lecturer in the National School of Education based in Canberra. Dr Carroll joined ACU in 2013 and teaches literacy education, humanities education and professional experience units. She was also recently elected as a faculty representative on the ACU academic board.
Prior to taking up these roles at ACU, Dr Carroll taught in Catholic primary schools in the ACT. Dr Carroll returned to study in 2009 and completed her Master of Education, which flowed into a PhD (conferred in 2013). Her doctoral thesis was on boys’ literacy in the middle years and the influence of technology.
Dr Carroll values the opportunity to lead teams of pre-service teachers on overseas Community Engagement experiences. She has taken students to South Africa to work with children who are refugees in school holiday programs, and to Kenya for teacher development. Thus, her research interests include developing pre-service teacher skills to enhance teaching and learning, as well as the influence of new media on pedagogy and literacy education.
In 2016, Dr Carroll was the recipient of an Excellence in Teaching and Learning Innovation Award and in 2017, she was awarded an ACU Executive Dean’s Commendation for Excellence in Teaching. She also received the ACU Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Community Engagement for running her own not-for-profit organisation, Global School Partners, which she does with her husband.
As a course coordinator on the Canberra Campus, Dr Carroll highly values the opportunity to contribute positively to the academic, social and emotional wellbeing of students and improve their student experience.