Dr. John J. Carroll

Associate Professor of Organizational Development and Leadership
Program Coordinator, M.S. in Organizational Leadership
Department of Leadership Studies

John CarrollEducation

  • Associate of Applied Science, Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
  • Master of Public Administration, Justice Policy Management
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration, Public Administration, Florida Atlantic University, 2003

Prior to joining Mercer University, Dr. Carroll was a faculty member with Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale and Barry University in Miami Shores (Florida). He previously served as the Academic Coordinator for the Public Administration (BPA/MPA) and Emergency Management (BSEM) degree programs at Barry University.

With over 30 years of public service, Dr. Carroll is a retired Deputy Sheriff Major and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was appointed as a sworn deputy to the Broward Sheriff’s Office (Greater Fort Lauderdale, Florida) in 1984, assigned to numerous operational and administrative leadership positions throughout his career. As a manager, Dr. Carroll was responsible for the policy process, planning, applied research, and accreditation for the agency. He was one of the architects of the Nova Southeastern University/Broward Sheriff’s Office Executive Leadership Program, a unique educational partnership to conduct research and develop future public safety leaders.

Dr. Carroll has published in refereed journals, made paper presentations to international academic and practitioner conferences, and published book chapters. He has taught graduate and undergraduate classes, executive/supervisory leadership, career development, in-service training, and adult vocational courses.

Course taught

LEAD 601: Ethical Challenges in Organizations

Research and professional interests

Dr. Carroll’s research and teaching interests include organizational development, leadership, and public administration from the “prac-ademic’s” perspective, as well as criminal justice, public policy, emergency and crisis management, strategic management, budgeting, the history of government, and entrepreneurial governance.

Contact Dr. Carroll

Office Location: Atlanta Administration & Conference Center; Room 386
Mercer University Cecil B. Day Campus