Tom Carroll


Tom Carroll, Ph.D., serves as President of the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF). He leads NCTAF in its mission to empower educators who are transforming their schools from teaching organizations into learning organizations. Tom founded the Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology (“PT3”) program, and created the Technology Innovation Challenge Grants Program at U.S. Ed. He was the first Director of Technology Planning and Evaluation for the E-Rate program. He served as the U.S. Secretary of Education’s liaison to the Corporation for National Service during the launch of AmeriCorps. He was Deputy Director of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, prior to which he was Director of National Research Centers and Regional Laboratories at the National Institute of Education (NIE). He taught and did research in the School of Education at Clark University, and holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from SUNY Buffalo. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Lesotho from 1967 -1969. NCTAF publications are at: