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Stuart Ives Carrier


Associate Professor
Director, School of Advanced Professional Programs

Programs/Classes Taught:

/media/facultyprofilespictures/Stu_Carrier.jpgEDL 510 Leadership and Organizational Development of Schools
EDL 512 Communications and Technology Skills for School Leaders
EDL 520 Leading Diverse Schools
EDL 521 Building School - Community Partnerships
EDL 522 Leading Student-Centered Schools
EDL 523 Navigating School and Special Education Law
EDL 570, 771, and 572 Internship Seminars
EDL 622 Curriculum Planning and Evaluation
EDL 626 Instructional Leadership

Areas of Expertise:

Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Technology
Instructional Leadership
Organizational Development


Stuart Ives Carrier currently serves National-Louis University as a tenured Associate Professor and Director of the School of Advanced Professional Programs within the National College of Education (NCE).  Prior to serving as Interim Dean of NCE for two years, Dr. Carrier served NLU in Florida for 20 years, including the role of  Program Coordinator for the National College of Education’s Educational Leadership – Florida (EDL) Program, based in Tampa, Florida. He teaches EDL graduate courses in Leading Diverse Schools, Building School-Community Partnerships, Leadership & Organizational Development, Communications & Technology for School Leaders, Administration of Curriculum, and Supervising Instruction. Prior to serving NLU in his current faculty position, Stu served Saint Leo University and NLU for 22 years as a higher ed administrator in positions including Executive Director, Dean, Associate Vice President, and Regional Vice President.

His degrees include an A.B.Ed. in English education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as an M.A. in Guidance & Counseling and a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of South Florida. With a cognate in Educational Technology, his doctorate focused on microcomputer applications in the high school language arts. Stu also studied at the Management of Lifelong Education (MLE) institute at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education and he has completed graduate coursework in Literacy and Technology at the University of Florida.

Stu’s career is characterized by the theme of developing professional learning communities in a variety of collegiate and public-school settings -- within schools, cohort groups, off-campus resident centers, campus systems, and virtual community through blended learning and online social networking.


A.B.Ed., English Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A., Guidance and Counseling, University of South Florida
Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction, University of South Florida

Research and Interests:

Public school curriculum and instruction
Educational technology
Educational leadership
Poverty and violence prevention in schools
Leadership dispositions

Contact Information:

Stuart Ives Carrier, Ph.D.
National Louis University Wheeling Campus
1000 Capitol Drive
Wheeling, Illinois 60090
Phone:  (847) 947-5017
Cell Phone:  (813) 220-6229


    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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