Roderick Carey
Assistant Professor


  • Academic counseling
  • College preparation
  • Transition to adulthood
  • Achievement gap
  • African American students
  • Gender
  • Hispanic students
  • Urban education
  • Professional development

Roderick L. Carey is an assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Delaware. His current interdisciplinary research serves to make sense of the school experiences of black and Latino adolescent boys and young men in urban contexts. Carey employs primarily qualitative approaches in researching and writing about both macro and micro issues related to families and schools, teacher education, professional development for equity, and the ways black and Latino adolescent boys and young men conceptualize their post-secondary school futures and enact college-going processes. Carey received his doctorate degree in curriculum and instruction with a concentration on minority and urban education, from the University of Maryland College Park; his master’s degree in human development and psychology from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education; and his bachelor’s degree in secondary education and english from Boston College.