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Michelle Carter

Michelle Carter
Professor Michelle Carter

Professor Michelle Carter is Computer Information Systems residential faculty at Paradise Valley Community College in the Business/IT Division. Professor Carter is the evening supervisor for CIS105, and CIS Application courses. She has served as the chair of the CIS Instructional Council, common pages representative, faculty senate secretary,

and co-chair for the college’s accreditation efforts. Professor Carter currently serves as the faculty liaison for the Black Mountain Campus. Prior to taking up permanent residence at PVCC, she taught as adjunct for 11 years at PVCC, PC and CGCC. Additionally, she taught as an CIS adjunct at Green River Community College in Washington state.

Professor Carter earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Management Information Systems, a Master’s degree in Education with a specialization in the Diverse Learner and is currently in the final stages of her PhD studies, specializing in eLearning.

Professor Carter worked in the Information Technology field for large and small companies including Conoco Oil, PetSmart’s Corporate Office, and National Bank of Arizona for over a decade serving in both IT support and technical training capacities.

Professor Carter owned and operated her own small business, M. CARTER & ASSOCIATES LLC which provided instructional design, development and delivery of both IT and professional development training. Major clients included Mediserve, 21st Century Learning and the State government of agencies of Arizona.

Personal passions include increasing the cultural capital of first-generation college students. Being a first-generation college student herself, Professor Carter seeks to help those that are intimidated by college nomenclature and the unknown. Her presentation titled “Increasing the Cultural Capital of First-Generation College Students” was accepted for the League of Innovation Annual Conference.

And lastly, as a volunteer, she teaches computer programming to middle school students one day a week. Curriculum includes Pascal, HTML, Python and Vex robotics.