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Dr. Carol Cirulli Lanham, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Instruction

Department of Sociology

School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

UT Dallas

Dr. Carol Cirulli Lanham teaches in the sociology program at The University of Texas at Dallas and views being in the classroom as a privilege that allows her to leverage the education she received in The University of Texas System and pay it forward. She also serves as the assistant dean of outreach and engagement in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences (EPPS) and assistant director of the Center for Teaching and Learning. She was recently honored as one of 14 recipients of the UT System’s 2021 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award (ROTA). 

Dr. Cirulli Lanham holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and government from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Science in Business Administration from Boston University. In 2005, she enrolled at UT Dallas, where she earned a master’s degree in applied sociology in 2009 and a doctorate in public policy and political economy in 2011. Before the pandemic, Dr. Cirulli Lanham worked to expand the University’s international education program in Italy and Switzerland. She is now focused on expanding the virtual exchange program, which partners UT Dallas students with students in another country. Dr. Cirulli Lanham said these types of courses enable the University to take students.

Along with Dr. Juan González, dean of graduate education and the Francis S. Johnson Chair for Graduate Education, and Sara Spiegler, director of international education, Dr. Cirulli Lanham was awarded a UT System Curricular Innovation grant to further expand virtual exchange opportunities for students. And, as a Fulbright Specialist, Dr. Cirulli Lanham aims to one day work with faculty in other parts of the world to expand their virtual exchange and online learning offerings.