Carol A. Mullen

Carol Mullen, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, CLAHS.

Carol A. Mullen

Carol A. Mullen

Professor 

Office

1750 Kraft Drive, Room 2014 
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone

Office: 540-231-3846

Email

Department Membership

School of Education

Expertise

  • Mentoring in Education and Innovations in Learning 
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Social Justice Education and Leadership
  • Education Policy and Governance
  • Qualitative Research and Field Studies 

Professional Activities

  • University Council for Educational Administration Plenum Session Representative for Virginia Tech 
  • U.S. Fulbright Scholar 
  • Kappa Delta Pi Presidential Commission

Education

  • Ph.D.,  Educational Curriculum and Teacher Development, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, Canada
  • M.A., Educational Curriculum and Teacher Development, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, Canada
  • B.A., Literature and Education (4-Year Honors), York University, Canada

Research Interests

    Awards and Honors

    Living Legend Award, National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, 2017

    Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award for Service, Learning and Teaching in Educational Leadership Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association, 2017

    Best Paper Award, Action Research Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association (“Reculturing Learning Organizations from the Inside to Diversify and Change: An Action Research Study” by C. A. Mullen, M. A. Rodríguez, and T. G. Allen), 2017

    Fulbright Specialist Candidate, selected by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, and Council for International Exchange of Scholars, 2014, award fulfilled in 2015 with research/teaching project completed in China

    American Council on Education, Women’s Network: The Virginia Network for Women in Higher Education, Senior Seminar Program, 2014–2015, nominated/graduated May 2015

    University Council for Educational Administration Plenum Session Representative for Virginia Tech, 2014–2015; University Council for Educational Administration Institutional Membership (full status), awarded to Virginia Tech, committee co-chair (2014) 

    Selected Publications

    Books

    Mullen, Carol A. Creativity Under Duress in Education? Resistive Theories, Practices, and Actions. New York: Springer, 2018.

    Mullen, Carol A. Creativity and Education in China: Paradox and Possibilities for an Era of Accountability. New York: Routledge and Kappa Delta Pi, 2017.

    Tienken, Christopher H., and Carol A. Mullen. (Eds.). Education Policy Perils: Tackling the Tough Issues. New York: Routledge and Indianapolis, IN: Kappa Delta Pi Publications, 2016.

    Mullen, Carol A., Fenwick W. English, and William A. Kealy. The Leadership Identity Journey: An Artful Reflection. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2014.

    Mullen, Carol A., and Kim C. Robertson. Shifting to Fit: The Politics of Black and White Identity in School Leadership. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2014.

    English, Fenwick W., Rosemary Papa, Carol A. Mullen, and Ted Creighton. Educational Leadership at 2050: Conjectures, Challenges and Promises. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2012.

    Selected Articles

    Mullen, C. A., Rodriguez, M. A., and Allen, T. G. (2015). “Leaders learning from leaders as an emergent action learning strategy.” Action Learning: Research and Practice, 12(3), 23–35.

    Peck, C., Hewitt, K. K., Mullen, C. A., Lashley, C. A., *Eldridge, J. A., & *Douglas, T. M. O. (2015). “Digital youth in brick and mortar schools: Examining the complex interplay of students, technology, education, and change.” Teachers College Record, 117(5), 1-40. http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 17893

    Mullen, C. A. (2014). “Advocacy for child wellness in high-poverty environments.” Kappa Delta Pi Record, 50(4), 157-163. DOI:10.1080/00228958.2014.960336

    Mullen, C. A., Pryor, C. R., Browne-Ferrigno, T., and Harris, S. L. (2014). “An international call for democratizing the academic journal culture from a community of editors.” Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 44(3/4), 179‐201. DOI 10.1007/s10780‐014‐9206‐6

    Sponsored Research

    Mullen, C. A. (P.I). Radical interventions for learning in China that shape education policy and the civic society. Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment, Global Issues Initiative Research Support Program, Virginia Tech. ($14,000), 2014–2015

    Mullen, C. A. (P.I). Fulbright Specialist Scholar, selected by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, and Council for International Exchange of Scholars. ($9,197.60), 2014-2015 (Proposal ID 6219). Blog post at Fulbright Office website.

    Mullen, C. A. (P.I), & Davis, A. W. (Co-P.I.), IMPACT V: 21st Century school and classroom leadership. Enhancing Education Though Technology, Title II-Part D and No Child Left Behind funds from the state of North Carolina; North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Purpose: Build capacity for school and classroom leadership in North Carolina’s middle and high schools with the highest need via statewide collaboration. ($4.5 million), 2011