Sandra Deacon Carr

Master Lecturer, Management & Organizations
  • Phone 617-353-9199
  • Office 633
  • BOSTON UNIVERSITY
    Questrom School of Business
    Rafik B. Hariri Building
    595 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215

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Sandra Deacon Carr is a Master Lecturer in the Organizational Behavior Department at Boston University Questrom School of Business where she has been teaching courses in organizational behavior, leadership, management, career development, and team learning for more than 30 years. She serves as the Faculty Director of the Boston University Cross-College Challenge (XCC), the signature experience of the BU Hub. In this role she oversees the development, implementation, and assessment of the XCC, drives faculty and student recruitment, and leads the development of strategic partnerships for XCC. Dr. Deacon Carr is also the Faculty Director of Questrom Team Learning Services, where she works with both faculty and students on a variety of team-related issues and recently led the development of the Questrom Team Learning website. She co-wrote The Team Learning Assistant with her colleagues, a web application designed to improve learning for faculty and students who use teams. In 2021 Dr. Deacon Carr became the Faculty Athletics Representative of Boston University.

In 2019 she was awarded the James Freeman Leadership Development Award. In addition, she received the Broderick Award for Outstanding Faculty Contribution to the Undergraduate Program and Community in 2017, the inaugural Broderick Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning and Experience in 2014, and was named an Outstanding Reviewer for the Journal of Management Education for 2020. Dr. Deacon Carr specializes in curriculum design and innovation, and has extensive coaching, counseling, and team mediation experience. She earned her Ph.D. at Northeastern University and is a licensed psychologist in the state of Massachusetts. She received her M.Ed. from Boston University and B.A. from Amherst College.

    Education
  • PhD, Northeastern University, 1995
  • MEd, Boston University, 1989
  • BA, Amherst College, 1987
    Publications
  • McCarthy, J., Deacon Carr, S., Freeney, Y., Flood, P., Harney, B., McHale, J. (In Press). "Learning from Leadership at all Levels: Life Events and Immersive Experiences",
  • Deacon Carr, S., Chung, Y., McCarthy, J. (2019). "Leveraging Connections: A Global Leadership Experience", MOBTS
  • McCarthy, J., Deacon, S. (2015). "Igniting Passion and Possibilities Through the Arts: Conflict, Collaboration and Leadership Through Live Stage Performances", Journal of Leadership Studies, 9 (1), 33-41
  • McCarthy, J., Carr, S. (2015). "Igniting Passion and Possibilities Through the Arts: Conflict, Collaboration and Leadership Through Live Stage Performances", Journal of Leadership Studies, 9 (1), 33-41
  • Deacon Carr, S., McCarthy, J. (2012). "Sustaining a Learning Community: Creative Collaboration and Dynamic Learning in Action", Proceedings of the 39th Annual Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference for Management Educators, 39 (1)
  • Deacon Carr, S., McCarthy, J. (2011). "Igniting Passion and Possibilities: Conflict, Collaboration and Community through Live Stage Performances", Proceedings of the 38th Annual Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference for Management Educators, 38 (1), 1013-1040
    Research Presentations
  • Deacon Carr, S. , O'Brien Hallstein, L. Invited Co-Presenter. “BU Cross-College Challenge and Place.” Aspen Institute and Boston University, Questrom School of Business, Aspen Undergraduate Consortium Conference, June 16-18 2019, Boston University., Aspen Undergraduate Consortium Conference,, Questrom School of Business, June 16-18 2019, Boston University.
    Awards and Honors
  • 2021, Outstanding Reviewer for Journal of Management Education, Sage Publications
  • 2019, James E Freeman Leadership Development Award, Boston University
  • 2018, Gitner Family Award for Innovation in Teaching with Technology, Boston University
  • 2018, EdX Prize for Digital Leadership, EdX
  • 2018, Gitner Family Award for Innovation in Teaching with Technology, Boston University
  • 2017, Broderick Award for Outstanding Faculty Contribution to the Undergraduate Community & Program, Questrom School of Business
  • 2016, Susilo Fellowship, Boston University Susilo Institute for Ethics in the Global Economy
  • 2014, Broderick Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning and Experience, Boston University School of Management
  • 2014, Beta Gamma Sigma Induction, Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society
  • 2012, Instructor Evaluations, Top Ten in School of Management Undergraduate Program
  • 2009, LOCK Honarary Service Society Faculty Inductee, LOCK Honorary Service Society
  • 2001, Faculty Team Learning Award, General Electric Fund