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Carroll E. Bronson

Director of the Center for Excellence in Education and Innovation

Faculty - Leadership Doctorate


Academic Affairs-Center for Excellence in Educ & Innovation

COEL - Leadership Doctorate


(414) 410-4582


BH Bonaventure Hall 2107


Box 103


Dr. Carroll Bronson received her Ph.D. in Urban Education, specializing in Administrative Leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is a full-time faculty member in the College of Education and Leadership and has been at Cardinal Stritch for over ten years. She currently teaches research courses at the doctoral level, while splitting her time as the new Director of the Center for Excellence in Education and Innovation. Prior to joining Cardinal Stritch, Carroll had the opportunity to work as a Research Investigator on three year-long ethnographic research projects in the Milwaukee Public School district, which focused on various reform and leadership initiatives. Additionally, she worked in the K-12 educational environment as a Principal of a Montessori School. Her most recent research focuses on developing workshops on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning to encourage and support faculty as they reflect on questions about student learning derived from their own experiences in the classroom. Other research interests include team design and communication both face-to-face and in virtual environments. She has presented locally, nationally, and internationally at research conferences on these topic. Carroll has also published several articles in referred publications.


  • B.A., Bethany College
  • Ed.M., De Paul University
  • Ph.D., Univ of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Qualitative Research - Designing, implementing, and analyzing all types of qualitative research methodologies. Collaboration and Engagement - Focusing on how leaders collaborate during reform initiatives, how leaders engage with others during change effo

Publications & Presentations

Publications: Bronson, C. (2015) Practical Ethnography: A Guide to Doing Ethnography in the Private Sector, Journal of Organizational Ethnography, Vol. 4(3), pp.367 – 370. This is a peer reviewed journal. Bronson, C. (2014). Scholarly Writing and Coll

Why Stritch?

"Cardinal Stritch is a unique university - small class sizes, collaborative faculty, diverse student body - are just a few of the characteristics that make this a fantastic teaching and learning environment."

- Carroll E. Bronson