Turhan Carroll is an Assistant Professor of Workforce Education at the University of Georgia. He earned his PhD in Engineering Education with an interdisciplinary specialization in Quantitative Research Methods from The Ohio State University. Before joining the College of Education, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University. Prior to his graduate work he worked as an engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Dayton, OH.


  • Teacher Education Pathways in STEM
  • Pre-College Engineering Education
  • Access and Equity in STEM
  • Learning in Informal STEM Settings


  •  Postdoctoral Scholar in Workforce Education, 2023
    The Ohio State University
  •  PhD in Engineering Education with Interdisciplinary Specialization in Quantitative Research Methods, 2022
    The Ohio State University
  •  MS in Physics, 2010
    The Ohio State University
  •  BS in Physics, 2008
    North Carolina State University
  •  BS in Applied Mathemathematics, 2008
    North Carolina State University



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Research Summary

Dr. Carroll’s research interests reside in two areas: engineering education and STEM education. He is interested in understanding the role of informal STEM education and alternative teacher certification programs in STEM teacher preparation; supporting engineering education pathways for pre-college racially minoritized students; learning outcomes of participation in informal STEM education; and elementary STEM education.