Carolyn Speer, PhD

Carolyn joined the MRC as an Instructional Designer in 2014. Prior to that, she worked as an Assistant Professor of English at Friends University and later as a freelance online Instructional Designer and online Political Science professor with various colleges across the country. Carolyn has her BA in Political Science from the University of Kansas and her MA in Political Science from the University of Iowa. In 2005, she received her Ph.D. in Adult and Continuing Education from Kansas State. Since then, she has attended two years of culinary school at the Iowa Culinary Institute and is now finishing an MA in History at Wichita State.

Carolyn brings over twenty years of teaching and curriculum development experience along with her personal dedication to lifelong learning. She is student-driven in her approach to course and program development, and begins every project with the question, “what do the students need and want from this experience?”