Education Faculty

Margaret Carroll

Margaret CarrollProfessor


Areas of Specialization

Special Education, Effective Instruction, English Learners


Margaret (Meg) Kelly Carroll, Ed.D., is a professor of education at Saint Xavier University, teaching courses in special education and instructional methods. Carroll earned her Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction at Loyola University of Chicago with minors in special education, reading, higher education, and philosophy of education. With a master's degree in learning disabilities from Chicago State University and a bachelor's degree in elementary education and special education from University of Illinois in Urbana, she has published five books and more than 35 articles. A frequent conference (over 150) and staff development (over 1,000) presenter, Carroll also acts as a consultant for several Chicago area public and private elementary, middle and high schools. She is president and newsletter editor for the Learning Disabilities Association of Illinois and is on the board of Our Lady of Tepeyac High School in Little Village.

Sample Teacher Presentations

Courses Taught

Selected Publications

Carroll, M. K. (2017, Winter).Teaching tips from the president. LDA of Illinois Scope, 50(2), 4.

Carroll, M. K. (2017, Winter).Tackling ticklish problems with kids. LDA of Illinois Scope, 50(2), 5.

Carroll, M. K. (2017, Winter). Sleep, health and learning. LDA of Illinois Scope, 50(2), 7.

Carroll, M. K. (2016, October). 35 ways to engage with your preschooler. LDA Today, 3(5).

Carroll, M. K. (2016, March/April). Summer challenges and solutions for parents of children with learning disabilities. LDA Today, 3(2).

Carroll, M. K. (2011). Fun and games in higher education. Eastern Education Journal, 40(1), 23-32.

Carroll, M. K. (2014). Coping with the holiday season. LDA Today, 1(6)

Carroll, M. K. (2014). Starting school: Ages 3-8. LDA Today, 1(4)

Carroll, M. K. (2014, Winter). In the month of the heart, teaching children to care. LDA of Illinois Scope, 47(2), 7.

Bell, D. L., & Carroll, M. K. (2008). Storytelling in teacher education: Gaining insights and meeting standards through critical thinking. Illinois Schools Journal. 87(1), 59-74.

Carroll, M. K. (2007). Literacy failure case studies: What is holding them back? The International Journal of the Book, 4(3), 67-72.

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