Carol Carter

Carol Carter, Davis & Elkins College

Carol Carter
Chair, Division of Business & Entrepreneurship; Professor of Business
Location: Robert C. Byrd Center for Hospitality & Tourism 203
Phone: 304-637-1808

What I Find Rewarding About D&E:

I enjoy meeting with students and being able to work with them in and outside of class - making a difference in a student's life. I also enjoy the collegial atmosphere and great faculty and staff.


  • Ph.D. Human Resource Education, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La.
  • M.S. Marketing, Louisiana State University
  • B.S. Marketing, Louisiana State University


  • Professor, Louisiana State University
  • Associate Director, Stephenson Entrepreneurship Center, Louisiana State University
  • Owner, Dressing for Two
  • Owner, World Wide Health Services
  • Advertising Account Executive, WBRZ, Baton Rouge

Teaching Areas: 

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management
  • Marketing Research
  • Business

Research Interests/Professional Activities: 

Dr. Carter’s research interests include Entrepreneurship Training Effectiveness for women, female entrepreneurship, international training programs for women in business, international entrepreneurship training, global management training issues in developing countries, micro-lending issues, undergraduate entrepreneurship training and development in high technology fields, and entrepreneurship training in K-12. Her research has received funding from the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance, the Staples Foundation and the Energy Foundation.

Dr. Carter serves on numerous committees at the College, including the Executive and Professional Affairs committees of the Faculty Assembly, Retention Team, First-Year Seminar committee, and Senior Capstone Course committee. She has also worked with many groups in the Elkins community including serving as a board member for Woodlands Community Loan Fund and ONTRAC Randolph County and committee member for the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee.

Dr. Carter recently completed a market research survey in her Marketing Research class for New Historic Thomas. This research survey was part of a state-funded grant program and included focus groups and board meetings with students and grant leaders.


Dr. Carter has received numerous honors and awards, including the Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award, a peer-nominated and elected award at LSU; Entrepreneurship 101 Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Field of Business Creativity and Entrepreneurship by the Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education; and Excellence in Entrepreneurship from Syracuse University. She earlier served on the Board of the Governor’s Conference for Economic Development for Louisiana Governor Mike Foster and Governor Kathleen Blanco.


Dr. Carter served as co-lead author of “EntreLA,” an entrepreneurship curriculum commissioned by the Louisiana State Board of Education to teach entrepreneurship to juniors and seniors in Louisiana’s public high schools. The curriculum was approved for use by the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, and is currently being taught in public high schools throughout the state.

Additional Info: 

Extending her expertise to other areas of the College, Dr. Carter worked closely with Director of The Naylor Canter Mary Ellen Schubert to help design and interdisciplinary degree for a Supported Learning Program business major. She also works closely with the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education to assure re-accreditation of business programs at the College.