Carmen L. McCrink, PhD

Associate Professor and Department Chair, Higher Education Administration

PhD, Higher Education Administration and History, University of Miami
MS, Reading, Writing and Literacy, University of Pennsylvania
MS, Educational Leadership, University of Miami
BS, Business Education, Florida International University

Carmen L. McCrink serves as Associate Professor and Department Chair of the Higher Education Administration at Barry University.  She serves as the School of Education representative on the University’s Institutional Review Board. Prior to her employment with Barry University, Dr. McCrink worked for Miami-Dade College serving as Associate Dean and Executive Director of Federal and State funded grant programs.  Given her tenure as an administrator and faculty member at the community college and university levels, Dr. McCrink has interest and expertise in areas such as community colleges; teaching and learning; curriculum development; reading, writing, and literacy studies; Hispanic research issues; and critical thinking.  Dr. McCrink teaches the Dissertation Seminar course, at Barry University, and has chaired a number of dissertation committees in the areas of leadership and higher education.  Dr. McCrink’s latest (2011-2012) contributions to scholarship are listed below.  Dr. McCrink is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, SAGE Publications, and the Inquiry in Education (online) Journal, National Louis University, Chicago.  She is reviewer for the American Educational Research Association on an annual basis and has served as a discussant.  During her sabbatical (2009), Dr. McCrink completed a second master’s degree in reading, writing, and literacy studies at the University of Pennsylvania and was invited to teach a “Seminar on Community Colleges” as part of the University’s Executive Doctorate in Higher Education.

Selected Publications

  • McCrink, C. L., & Fischweicher, P.  (2012, November).  Language arts teachers’ use of young adult literature in South Florida public schools.   Paper presented at the Florida Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Gainesville, FL.
  • McCrink, C. L. (2012).  [Review of the book Closing chapters:  Urban change, religious reform, and the decline of Youngstown’s Catholic elementary schools, 1960-2006.]  Catholic Education:  A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 16(1), 227-229.
  • McCrink, C. L.  (2011).   Hispanic women administrators:  Self-efficacy factors that influence barriers to their success.  In G. Jean-Marie & B. Lloyd-Jones (Eds.), Women of color in higher education:  Turbulent past, promising future (pp. 217-242).  United Kingdom:  Emerald Group Publishing.

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