Carol became a MSOM graduate faculty member in 2012 as a comprehensive exam committee member, and she has taught MSOM courses since January 2014. Carol was commissioned at the US Naval Academy in 1995 and served in the Navy as a surface warfare officer until 2002. Her assignments included serving as the first lieutenant, electrical officer, and navigator on east coast ships. During her shore tour in San Diego, she earned her MBA from San Diego State University. Carol was the previous director of Veterans Upward Bound at the University of Arkansas, a grant-funded program that prepares veterans for college academic work, and she transitioned to the MSOM assistant director position in 2012.