B.A. (Rhetoric and Communication) 1993 University of California, Davis
M.A. (Education, with an emphasis in Special Education), 1996, California State University, Sacramento
Ph.D. (Cultural Transformation, Political Economy and Social Practice), 2011, University of California, Berkeley.
Charles is Assistant Professor at SIT. Prior to joining the Wheelock/SIT program in Singapore, he honed his understanding of classroom education through summer volunteer work in a wonderful classroom in Woodland California, and teacher training experiences in the Sacramento and Davis Unified School Districts,. He has taught in a private pre-school in northern California, an international school in Chiang Mai, Thailand, public schools in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as at the university level at the National University of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and the National University of Singapore.
Carroll began working in educational television and video production more than 30 years ago, and this work continues motivate his continued exploration of the potentials of educational media. His primary research interests revolve around explorations of how people learn through social interactions both inside and outside of the classroom that are written broadly. His research interests include: education, tourism, craft practice, political- economic transformation, communities of practice, visual anthropology, and media production. He has combined these interests in different ways across a diverse range of projects over the years, with a recurring interest in exploring learning inside and outside of schools, and learning in the workplace.
He is the author of numerous articles and reports based on his field much in Thailand, Laos and the U.S.