Carol Dickson-Carr

Professor of Practice



Office Location

Dallas Hall G23




MA, Economics

Carol started as an adjunct lecturer at SMU, teaching the economic principles courses in January 2007 and life coaching outside of SMU. Ten years later, she was promoted to Professor of Practice when the Associate Dean of Dedman College discovered she had other skills and could fill a void in the spreadsheet literacy realm and take over for the Business Writing professor who retired in 2017.


Carol’s undergraduate and graduate degrees are in economics; she has a Six Sigma Greenbelt and received training at the Graduate School of Coaching at Coachville and Coaching from Spirit Institute. Before moving to Dallas in 2007, she worked in the private sector, calculating economic damages for an employment litigation firm for six years. She was a legislative analyst for the House Finance and Tax Committee at the Florida Legislature for a little over five years. Prior to that, she taught business writing and communication at Orange County Business College.


Areas of interest

  • Business & Workplace Writing
  • Business & Workplace Communication
  • Emotional Intelligence


  • SMU Extra Mile Award (honors teachers who appreciate learning differences) 2009
  • SMU Teaching Award (2019)

Courses Taught

  • Business Writing
  • Spreadsheet Literacy for the Humanities
Carol Dickson Carr portrait