Parks Faculty

Chris Carroll, Ph.D.,<br/>Assistant Professor

Chris Carroll, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

(314) 977‐8430

Dr. Carroll received his B.S. and M.S. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in civil and environmental engineering (CEE) and received his Ph.D. in CEE from Virginia Tech, where he was a Cunningham-Via Fellow and College of Engineering Dean’s Teaching Fellow. Dr. Carroll was a faculty member at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette from 2009 to 2015, where he initiated and directed the structural engineering laboratory before joining the faculty in the Department of Civil Engineering at Saint Louis University in the fall of 2015. He has also co-hosted five documentaries in conjunction with the History, Science, and Discovery channels focused on topics ranging from Cold War nuclear bunkers to engineering in ancient Rome and Egypt.

Dr. Carroll’s research interests involve both experimental and educational topics. His experimental research interests include reinforced and prestressed concrete structures, while his educational research interests include the use of problem and project-based learning in the classroom at both the university and secondary school levels.

Position Description:

One (1) graduate assistantship at the master’s level is available beginning in July of 2016 for 24 months in the area of Engineering Education. The focus of the research project is the implementation of application-based learning opportunities in middle and high school math classes focused on various disciplines of engineering. The primary responsibilities of the graduate student will be to development learning modules related to engineering that align with the common core curriculum in 8th, 9th, and 10th grade math, develop professional development opportunities for corresponding teachers, and to assess the impact of the program on engineering awareness of both teachers and students along with the impact on student learning. The graduate student will work closely with the principal investigator, academic specialists and math teachers of the corresponding school system, and an educational assessment consultant.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an ABET accredited institution.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minor in mathematics
  • Tutoring experience with middle and high school students


  • $1,500/mo stipend
  • 12 credit hours tuition/year
  • Student health insurance

Additional Information:

Interested individuals should send a resume and one page summary of their interest in engineering education and the position to Dr. Chris Carroll at

 More information about the graduate program can be found here: