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Tom Carpenter

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Main Campus
Ambrose Hall, 206
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803


Teaches classes in teacher leadership, education, geography, African American Affairs, philosophy and diversity.


Education and Training

PhD, New York University
Human development and Social Relations

MA, Fuller Theological Seminary

BS, New York University
Social Studies Education


Areas of Professional Interest

Impact of race, class and spirituality on student achievement



"Prescription for rebuilding the walls." (Nehemiah, 2:17). (August 24, 25. & 26, 2011). Seattle, WA: The Conference Institute at the 120th Annual Pacific Northwest Conference of the A.M.E. Church.

"From Beyond the Veil: DuBois' Double Consciousness in Daniel's 4th Empire." (October, 2011). Teachers of Color SIG of the Pedagogy Improvement Project, Winthrop, WA.

"Ethiopia shall stretch out her hands unto God: Africans in the American Diaspora." (February, 2008). Blytheville, AR: The Mississippi County Black Cultural Association Black History Month Celebration.

"African American spirituality as a motivational tool to improve achievement for black students." (March, 2006). Federal Way, WA: Address to the 15th Annual Conference of the Washington Alliance of Black School Educators.



  • Ordained Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Pastor to congregations in Arkansas and Washington state
  • Guest preacher at Bethel AME church in Davenport and many others