About Carolyn J. Wicks
Dr. Carolyn J. Wicks teaches residential and online courses in curriculum and instruction for the School of Education at Liberty University. She earned an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Liberty University and an Ed.D. in Elementary Education from Pensacola Christian College. She holds a Virginia postgraduate professional teaching license for Elementary Education PREK-6 and has ACSI lifetime professional certification as an elementary teacher and for all levels as a principal. She has taught in higher education for thirteen years.
Before coming to Liberty, Carolyn had a variety of teaching experiences. She taught seminary, graduate, and undergraduate courses for the Education Department of Pensacola Christian College, where she had the opportunity to prepare teachers for Christian school educational environments. Carolyn taught in Bangalore, India for Maranatha Baptist Bible College, where she contributed to the communications preparation of urban and tribal teachers. Carolyn taught for many years in the Pacific Northwest: first as an elementary general education teacher and later as an ESL instructor for Tacoma Community College and Tacoma Community House, supporting the literacy needs of refugees and immigrants.
As a qualitative researcher, Carolyn’s scholarly interests include: best practices in technology and teaching, factors of doctoral persistence, understanding and motivating 21st century elementary students in various learning contexts, best literacy practices for supporting elementary, secondary, and English language learners, the history and trends in children’s literature, and the history and trends in American education.