Dr. Carol Engler, associate professor of Educational Administration, joined the Ashland University faculty in 2002. She is a 30-year veteran of the Akron Ohio Public Schools where she served as a high school administrator, counselor and teacher.
She is founder and former Executive Director of The Ohio Council of Professors of Educational Administration (OCPEA), a consortium of the 24 universities in Ohio that offer masters degrees and licensure for school principals and superintendents.
Her areas of expertise include: Myers Briggs Type Indicator, the change process in organizations, teambuilding in schools, and national standards for principals (ISLLC). She is author of The ISLLC Standards in Action: A Principals Handbook, published in 2004 by Eye on Education Press.
Dr. Engler is recipient of The University of Akron's, College of Education Outstanding Alumni Award, and is a former winner of the Ohio Assistant Principal of the Year Award, sponsored by The Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators (OASSA) and The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). She has also received the Martha Holden Jennings Scholar Award.
Her most recent venture into research has led her into the world of massive open online courses (MOOCs). She has published numerous articles on the subject since the founding of the first USA MOOC, Udacity, in February 2012.
She has also advised technology companies and state and international organizations. In the summer of 2013, she conducted a graduate level seminar on the topic and its impact on education.