Dr. Carroll holds a B.S. degree in biology from College of Mt. St. Vincent, an M.S. degree in special education from Long Island University, and received her doctorate in Education, Language, Literacy & Culture from the University of California, Berkeley. Her published work includes children's literature, textbooks, and academic journals. She has also presented educational research regularly at the National Reading Conference. She is a member of the Technology, Communication and Literacy Committee of the International Reading Association.