Carlos R. Morales, PhD
TCC Connect Campus- Tarrant County College
Dr. Carlos Morales is founding President of TCC Connect Campus, the largest and fastest-growing of the six campuses that are part of Tarrant County College District, which delivers eLearning and Weekend College programs to non-traditional students. He is responsible for the educational endeavors of more than 20,000 students served by 500+ faculty.
Dr. Morales is an instructional technology scholar, a visionary and dynamic leader with experience at undergraduate, graduate, public, and private institutions of higher education and an educator, presenter, and author. His experience spans more than 20 years as a faculty member of Biology and Science Education in the classroom and online. He has held progressive administrative roles as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Ana G. Mendez University System-Virtual Campus; Executive Director of Academic Technologies at Lock Haven University and Instructional Designer at New Jersey City University.
Carlos is the author of internationally peer-reviewed academic articles, book chapters and has conducted more than 90 refereed conference presentations. Throughout his career, Dr. Morales has used technology to improve teaching and learning. He is enthusiastic about incorporating technology advancements that engage students in the learning process, and that helps faculty to enhance teaching methods. He has accomplished this through the development of instructional technology training sessions, designing and implementing technology-enriched classrooms, and the development of fully online college degrees. He is a sought-out expert and leader in higher education innovation, experienced creating converged learning environments (online, hybrid, and web-assisted) and as well as adult and accelerated learning opportunities. Dr. Morales serves on several boards at the regional and national levels in the United States and is actively engaged as a peer reviewer on editorial boards for academic journals in the United States, Puerto Rico, Latin America, and the European Union.
Dr. Morales graduated from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Biology and Science Education, and received his doctorate from Capella University in Instructional Design for Online Learning. He was a Frye Fellow in 2009, and in 2012, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities named him a Millennium Leadership Fellow.