My number one tip for students is for them to remember that they are unique human beings with special gifts and talents.
Carl Kalani Beyer, PhD
Dr. Carl Beyer is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education and is a Faculty Research Fellow at Ashford University. He obtained a PhD in Curriculum Design from University of Illinois, a Master’s degree in U.S. History from Northern Illinois University, a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Beloit College, and a High School Teaching Certificate from Beloit College. Dr. Beyer was raised in Hawaii and is a graduate of the Kamehameha School for Boys. He taught high school mathematics and social studies in Illinois and worked as a full-time faculty member for the School of Education and at Concordia University. He also served as the Teacher Education Department Chair at Concordia. From there, he was recruited to be Associate Dean of the School of Education at National University in San Diego, CA. After serving one year in this position, he was promoted to Dean. Next he worked for Pacific Oaks College, founding and developing their School of Education. He now works as a remote instructor here at Ashford. He says, “My number one tip for students is for them to remember that they are unique human beings with special gifts and talents. They should insist their instructors create safe, challenging environments that facilitate self-direction, self-esteem, and risk-taking. They should expect the best from all members of Ashford University who provide them with some element of their education. At the same time, they must also deliver their own best in order to maximize their educational experience.”
Dr. Carl Beyer, College of Education Assistant Professor, completed two conference presentations. He co-presented The PRISM Competencies of 21st Century Education; Teaching with Culture Based Education Models at the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning Annual Conference on October 17, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. He also presented Comparing and Contrasting the Education of Native Americans and Native Hawaiians at the Organization of Education Historians, on October 4, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.