Carla Harcleroad

Carla
Harcleroad
Santiago Hall

Dr. Harcleroad joined the ASU@Lake Havasu campus in 2020 and serves as the Executive Director, while holding a Professor of Practice appointment in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College on the Tempe campus.

Dr. Harcleroad has held numerous leadership, research, and teaching roles at multiple institutions and organizations in the past seventeen years, including the Educational Policy Improvement Center in Eugene, Oregon, the University of Oregon, Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR, and Portland State University. Across all of her professional roles, she has been most inspired by efforts that seek to increase higher education opportunities for lower-income, first-generation, and historically underrepresented students.

Dr. Harcleroad is an expert in organizational change, change leadership and management, college student retention, and advising theories and frameworks. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Policy, Management, and Organization from the University of Oregon, an M.A. in Higher Education and Organizational Change from UCLA, an M.S. in Educational Leadership, Higher Education Administration from the University of Oregon, and a B.A. in English and Applied Linguistics from Portland State University.

In her free time, you will find her with family and friends, caring for her rescued Bullmastiff “Joey,” reading, and spending as much time as possible outside enjoying sun-filled activities.