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Dr. Fred Carter

Dr. Fred Carter

Director of the Office of Teacher Services

Office:  GRH 2047
Phone:  270-745-4611


Ed. D. - Vanderbilt University; M.A.Ed. – Western Kentucky University; BA in Language Arts Education – Western Kentucky University; AA in Language Arts Education – Lindsey Wilson College


Dr. Fred Carter is currently the Director of Teacher Services and School Relations and is a member of the Department of Educational Administration, Leadership, and Research at Western Kentucky University. He is in his fourth year in this role. Dr. Carter also serves as the mentoring coordinator for all new school superintendents in Kentucky though a contract with the Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Association of School Administrators. Dr. Carter previously served as the Deputy Secretary of the Education Cabinet for Kentucky following 34 years in public education. He has been a high school English teacher, a coach, an assistant principal, a high school principal, a district instructional supervisor, and a school superintendent.

Courses Taught

None currently assigned due to administrative role. However, Dr. Carter is a member of the Graduate Faculty and works with a number of Doctoral Students as a member and chair of their doctoral committees. He also serves on various university committees and represents WKU on various state level committees.

Research Interests

Leadership, International Relations and Internationalization, Disciplinary Practice and Policy, School Culture

Selected Publications

Carter, F. (1985). A Study of Disciplinary Policies Within Kentucky Secondary Schools. Vanderbilt University Press, Doctoral Dissertation.

Carter, F. (1991). Remediation Can Be Fun – Summer School, Warren County Style. The Link: A Publication of the Appalachian Educational Laboratory, Summer 1991 Issue

Carter, F. (2010). WKU Student Teachers Benefit from International Experience. Phi Delta Kappan International, May 2010 Issue

Carter, F. (2010). WKU Expands International Student Teaching Opportunities. Western Kentucky University College of Education and Behavioral Sciences Newsletter, Spring 2010 Issue

Carter, F. (2010). WKU Student Teaching Benefits from International Flavor. Western Kentucky University Spirit Alumni Magazine, Spring 2010 Issue


Bowling Green/Warren County Outstanding Young Secondary Educator – 1985,

Bowling Green/Warren County Outstanding Young Educator – 1990

NASSP Principal of the Year for Kentucky – 1998

Kentucky Association of School Counselors’ Principal of the Year for Kentucky – 1999

Kentucky High School Basketball Coaching Hall of Fame – 2011

Joseph P. Cangemi Award for Excellence in Leadership in Psychology/Education – 2011

Outside Interests

Running, Reading, Music, Bicycling, Corvettes, and Raising Registered Tennessee Walking Horses

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