Dr. Carver began his academic career working as a Financial Aid and Veteran Services peer counselor at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Currently, Dr. Carver serves as Provost of the Caruth Health Education Center at SPC. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Carver served in the role of Academic Director (formerly Lead Faculty Associate) for the Center of Excellence for Teaching and Learning. In addition to his academic roles, Dr. Carver has participated in various events and forums in collaboration with the Applied Ethics Institute and the Healthcare Informatics program at St. Petersburg College. He has presented on several topics throughout west central Florida to include Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Healthcare Informatics and Codes of Ethics for Healthcare Professionals. Prior to joining St. Petersburg College, Dr. Carver performed nursing and administrative duties in critical care, emergency services, drug rehabilitation, and immunology. Dr. Carver is also a decorated veteran with over twenty years of government service, and has studied at the U.S. Air Force School of Bio-Medical Science. Dr. Carver currently teaches courses for the Health Informatics program at the Health Education Center and the Applied Ethics Institute at SPC. He has had several academic appointments at various colleges and universities throughout the U.S., at the undergraduate and graduate level. He has supported several local and national professional organizations to include the Wounded Warrior Foundation, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, U.S.F. Alumni Association, and BayCare Health System's Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Leadership Pinellas.
D.H.Sc. Doctor of Health Science, College of Allied Health and Nursing - Nova Southeastern University
M.A.B.M.H. Bio-Ethics & Medical Humanities, College of Medicine - University of South Florida
M.P.A. Masters of Public Administration, College of Government and International Affairs - University of South Florida
Graduate Certificate: Health Informatics, Department of Biomedical Science - University of Illinois at Chicago
Graduate Certificate: Health Leadership & Management, College of Public Health - University of South Florida
B.A. I.S.S., University of South Florida, St. Petersburg
A.A. Associate of Arts, Northwest Florida State College
A.S. Aerospace Technology, Community College of the Air Force
A.S. Industrial Management Technology, Northwest Florida State College
A.S. Allied Health Sciences, Community College of the Air Force
Six Sigma Black Belt, Engineering Technology - St. Petersburg College
Licensed Practical Nursing - University of the State of New York
E.M.T. (B) - National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
My teaching philosophy incorporates experiential strategies and methods that expand learning while promoting critical thinking. I advocate exploring controversial topics and subjects to dispel myths and identify facts. Searching for truth can be difficult; however cowardice and controversy are often products of ignorance. Enlightenment and peace are the rewards of education and justice. I look forward to seeing you in class or chatting with you via my on-line course forum.
Student Success Philosophy:
Student success is a critical element in the furtherment and development of students as they evolve through educational programs and integrate into their respective communities. Collaborating and building strong relationships with learning support resources, industry and workforce opportunities, and college support services ensures that each student is provided with optimum opportunity to succeed and meet one's potential. I am committed to working with students to meet their personal and professional goals all while aligning institutional resources to ensure success.
"True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
"It is not the style of clothes one wears, neither the kind of automobile one drives, nor the amount of money one has in the bank, that counts. These mean nothing. It is simply service that measures success." - George Washington Carver
“The goal of science is not to open the door to everlasting wisdom, but to set a limit to everlasting error” – Galileo Galilei
"Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important." - Bill Gates
Office hours by appointment.
No classroom schedule for the current term: Spring Term 2016 (0510)
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