An engaging, lively and yet profound speaker, Dr. Carroll gave two lectures on campus: first she addressed an audience of A&M-Commerce students from the Gender Studies program and later she presented the plenary talk at the Model Arab League. Her message of tolerance and respect across religious philosophies resonated well with both audiences, who were delighted by her presentations.
A&M University-Commerce students were fortunate enough to receive this visit from a truly world-class speaker. Carroll received her Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Rice University in 1994 and directed the Boniuk Center for Religious Tolerance at Rice until 2009. Dr. Carroll's numerous publications range widely from the hard-core academic prose of “The Savage Side: Reclaiming Violent Models of God,” based on her dissertation, to the romance novel, “Quail Fried Rice,” and the self-help book, “Stop the Crap: Six Lessons to Get Your Life Back.”