Carolyn Princes

Carolyn Princes

P.O. Box 345 Indiana, PA 15701

About the Expert

Experienced in unjust cause, wrongful termination, and reinstatement case and settling a personal injury case. Will provide legal research on employment issues, consultation in understanding client roles, discussion and understanding of employment concerns, resolving conflict, understanding employment rules and regulations, identifying, securing, and providing documents, personal injury consulting, labor relations, contract review, event & venue management, employment benefits.

Areas of Expertise

  • Discrimination
  • Employment and Human Resources

Expert's Profile

Dr. Carolyn Princes is a creatively accomplished and innovator educator, scholar, and advocate of diversity, multiculturalism, inclusion, and social justice in higher education and beyond. Since1980, she has held several distinct and concurrent leadership roles in higher education. This includes being director of a student support services/disabled student services program at a mid-western, 4-year public university in Western Maryland and nearly 30 years as the inclusion and multicultural programming specialist, associate dean of students for multicultural affairs, and director of an ethnic cultural center at a mid-size university in Western Pennsylvania. She has also worked in various student affairs positions at land-grant universities in Chicago and taught university courses in mathematics, higher education, college survival skills, Africana Studies, study abroad, and diversity awareness and understanding. She's conducted faculty development workshops and regularly, conducted entering student orientation sessions.

Prior to entering higher education, Dr. Princes worked in various government agencies and for seven (7) years, at a major cooperation as a Paralegal, Assistant Manager, and instructor of a professional title examining training department. She has traveled extensively, locally and internationally, making professional presentations related to her area of work and research interests. This interest ranges from facilitating the retention and graduation of high risk or underprepared, underrepresented, underserved students, students of color, physically challenged or learning disabled students and in promoting diversity awareness, sensitivity, and inclusion. She has advised numerous students, founded or co-found several student groups, and designed and developed various diversity programs. She authored the book, "Reimagining Destiny: Reflective Poems of a New Generation" (2018) and has two pending publications (2019). As an author or co-author, she has articles appearing in several publishers (e.g., Third World Press, Resources in Education, ERIC Reproduction Systems, Kendall/Hunt, Convention Recorder, Dimensions Arc Monograph, Minority Voices, PBOCHE Journal) and in several conference proceedings.

Dr. Princes training encompass several areas, from general and women leadership, basic skills leadership, supervision, labor relations and intergroup tension, Title IX and FERPA, child abuse, multicultural programming, grant-writing, to contract negotiation, writing, and review. She has worked with local, state, and national officials, administrative and academic officers, and with non- groups. Throughout her higher education tenure, Dr. Princes has witnessed the graduation of many students whose odds were against them, but who are now assuming professional careers and prestigious positions as educators, judges, lawyers, medical and doctoral professionals, or medical students.

Dr. Princes also has experience in an unjust cause, wrongful termination, and reinstatement case and in settling a discrimination lawsuit, and a personal injury case. She is the founder and chief diversity resource specialist for Diversity Resource Specialist Especiale, an educational and diversity consultant enterprise. She is also the current president of Indiana County (PA); serves as an emergency teacher for the public school districts in her home area; and directs Project GetSTEAM, a program she co-founded to encourage and motivate 8-15 year old girls on entering the STEAM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). She received an Ed.D in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Maryland and a M.ED. in Educational Administration and Supervision and a B.S. in Psychology with minors in Math and History from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. A recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the 2018 Athena Award International and Hilda Richards Tireless Commitment to Diversity, Dr. Princes is also listed in several Who's Who.

Personal Achievements

Education

  • Ed.D, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Maryland, College Park, MD M,Ed., Educational Administration and Supervision, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL B.S., Psychology, Math minor, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL Certificate, Africana Studies, University of Ghana-Legon, West African and Georgetown University, USA

Licenses

  • PA Dept. of Education Emergency Teaching Permit #1087251; American Safety & Health Institute CPR, AED, and Basic First Aid, #Y5647; PA Dept. of Home Health Care and State Programs certificates (CSPPPD, COMMCARE, OBRA, PDA, ACT 150, ACW, Options, IDD); Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse, ACT 126, Certificate.
  • PA Dept. of Education Emergency Teaching Permit #1087251; American Safety & Health Institute CPR, AED, and Basic First Aid, #Y5647; PA Dept. of Home Health Care and State Programs certificates (CSPPPD, COMMCARE, OBRA, PDA, ACT 150, ACW, Options, IDD); Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse, ACT 126, Certificate.
  • PA Dept. of Education Emergency Teaching Permit #1087251; American Safety & Health Institute CPR, AED, and Basic First Aid, #Y5647; PA Dept. of Home Health Care and State Programs certificates (CSPPPD, COMMCARE, OBRA, PDA, ACT 150, ACW, Options, IDD); Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse, ACT 126, Certificate.
  • PA Dept. of Education Emergency Teaching Permit #1087251; American Safety & Health Institute CPR, AED, and Basic First Aid, #Y5647; PA Dept. of Home Health Care and State Programs certificates (CSPPPD, COMMCARE, OBRA, PDA, ACT 150, ACW, Options, IDD); Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse, ACT 126, Certificate.
  • PA Dept. of Education Emergency Teaching Permit #1087251; American Safety & Health Institute CPR, AED, and Basic First Aid, #Y5647; PA Dept. of Home Health Care and State Programs certificates (CSPPPD, COMMCARE, OBRA, PDA, ACT 150, ACW, Options, IDD); Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse, ACT 126, Certificate.

Special Training

  • CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training; Title IX, FERPA, and Active Shooter Training; Gang Violence Training; Preventing and Responding to Intergroup Tension; Labor Relations Training for Managers and Supervisors; Adult Literacy Tutor Training; Creating Unity from Diversity: Finding Our Commonalties, Respecting Our Differences; Plato Site Consultant Training; Leadership Skills for Women; Basic Skills Leadership Training; Qualtrics for Staff and Manager; and Recruitment, Retention, and Attrition Workshop.

Organizations

  • President, Indiana County NAACP; member PSEA and NEA; former Treasurer, Indiana AAUW; and past member, Board of Directors, McNair Scholars, National Assn. of Black Culture Centers, Chevy Chase Community Center, CareNet organization for the Elderly, Phi Kappa Delta Educational Fraternity, American Educational Research Association, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Journal Editorial Board, PBCOHE, and various higher education University Committees (University Senate, Budget, Academic Standards, Learning Outcomes, Disabled Student Services, Calendar, Liberal Studies Revision, Diversity Resources, Social Equity, Education Promise Plus, Best Practices in Multicultural Planning, Cue Equity Score Card, Fall Orientation, Care and Response Team -CART; Campus Climate/Safety, Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity, Equal Educational Opportunity, Student Affairs Leadership Team, and chair, Subcommittee on Multicultural Planning, Branch Student Success Team, and advisor and/or founder of several student groups).

Honors

  • Numerous awards and honors, including: Fellowship, NCBS, Inc., Georgetown University, and the University of Ghana-Legon, Ghana, West Africa. Athena Award International 2018 AAUW 2015 Notable Woman of the Year Hilda Richards Tireless Committee Diversity Outstanding Young Woman of America Award NACA First National Multicultural Award NACA Excellence in Programming, Award, co-recipient ABCC Long Distance Runner Award Certificate of Appreciation, Big Hearts, Little Hands, Bowl for Kid’s Sake Employee of the Month, Resident Housing Association (RHA) Ebony and Ivory Outstanding Service and Leadership Award Trailblazer Award (student group) Outstanding Services Awards (various organizations and student groups) Faculty/Staff Special Recognition Awards (graduating diverse students) Certificate of Appreciation, Kiwanis Club of Indiana, Pennsylvania. Black Achiever Award (Black Opinion Magazine) First Lifetime Achievement Award (student NAACP) Unsung Hero Award (NAACP)

Publications

  • Several articles, book chapters, and the book "Reimagining Destiny: Reflective Poems of a New Generation (2018)." Individually and collectively, the book gives voice to an often unheard 'silent voice.' It is an instrument for reimagining a new generation of queens and kings to come. Other publications include: "A Study of Administrators and Faculty Views of Curriculum Decisions in a Public and Private University: Implications for African American Achievement," (April 1997), ERIC Reproduction Systems, ED 401 841. "The Precarious Question of Black Culture Centers versus Multicultural Centers." In F. Hord (ed.) Black Culture Centers: The Politics of Survival. (2005), Third World Press, Chicago, IL, pp. 135-147. Also in ERIC Reproduction Services, October 1995, ED 383 273. "The Social and Political Dimensions of Achieving a Multicultural College Curriculum," (Princes C. etal), (February 1996, PBCOHE Journal, Vol. 11, pp. 4-26. Also, in Resources in Education, November 1995, ERIC Reproduction Services, ED 384 567. "My Experiences as Director of a Multicultural Center" (1994). In F. Obiakor (ed.) The Eight-Step Multicultural Approach: Teaching and Learning with a Smile. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publisher, pp. 24-25. "The Mission of American Education in the 21st Century," (1992). Paper published in the proceedings of the 1992 Annual Conference for the Advancement of Core Curriculum, P0003, Atlanta, Georgia, October 1992. Diversity and TRIO Programs: Implications from a Quantitative Study. San Diego, CA: Convention Recorders, 1992. "The Operational Model of Self-Concept Development of Black Students in Higher Education, (Princes, C., etal., 1989), Minority Voices, Volume 12, Number 1, pp. 53 - 55. "Disabled Students: An Area Specific Model of Self-Concept" (Princes, etal). In J. J. Van Putten (ed.). Reaching New Heights: Proceedings of the 1989 AHSSPPE Conference (pp. 35-50). Madison, WI: Omni Press, 1990. Also, in Convention Recorders, San Diego, CA, 1989. "Black Americans Struggles for Excellence in Education," Dimensions: ARC Monograph. A Biannual Publication of the Academic Research Committee, Rust College, Holly Springs, Mississippi. Volume 1, Number 2, spring 1988. pp. 23 - 31. Pending Publications: "Diversity Counts! Cultural Centers – Embracing the Old, Engaging the New" (book chapter, National ABCC, 2018). "Changing Narratives, Reflecting Destiny," Cissus Publication 2019. Cited in "Culture Centers and Higher Education: Perspectives on Identity, Theory, and Practice," Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, LLC, 2010.

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