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           Dr C has been teaching for forty years, and he is adept at all levels of educational practice.  He specializes in helping students, teachers and educational practitioners attain their academic goals and in facilitating their intellectual and professional development.

            He currently serves as a member of the Town of Swansea's School Committee.  In the second year of an elected three-year term, Dr C holds the position of vice chairman of the School Committee. Working closely with the School Committee chairman, school administration and town officials, along with local and state congressional representatives and state agencies, he helps oversee that the town's educational mission is fulfilled and that the delivery of instruction centers upon what is best for students, parents, teachers and citizens.




Paradigmatic considerations relating to reflection, reasoning, inquiry, critical thinking, teaching effectiveness, performance, clinical teaching intervention strategies, and creativity throughout educational practice of diverse learning, research and working environments.




Examining the link between creativity and critical thinking.


Applying findings to teaching and learning.


International & national recognition for scholarly work in education.


Publications, conferences, workshops, & consulting educational practitioners in research field throughout the United States.


International, national, regional, statewide & local recognition for educational practice.




Harvard University

Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts

(1992) Ed.D.

Teaching, Curriculum, & Learning Environments


Harvard University

Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts

(1982) Ed.M.

Teaching, Curriculum, & Learning Environments


University of Maine, Orono

(1971) B.A.

Major:  English

Minors: Science & Art History





Bridgewater State University (2010 Fall Semester to present)

Visiting Lecturer, College of English


Bristol Community College (2005 to present)

Adjunct Professor, Part–Time Academic Advisor, Coordinator and Writing Center Tutor


Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1996 to 2002)

College of Education, Indiana, Pennsylvania

Tenured, Assistant Professor. 


Northern Arizona University (1993-1996)

Center for Excellence in Education

Flagstaff, Arizona

Tenured, Associate Professor. 


National–Louis University (1991-1993)

Tampa Academic Center

Director, M.Ed. Field–Based Program Studies

Tampa, Florida







Screen - 01 KeithFrom the age of four until he was seventeen, Dr. Carreiro studied classical guitar privately with Maestro Joseph Raposo, Sr. (Boston Conservatory of Music).  After obtaining his undergraduate degree in English at the University of Maine Orono (1971), he studied composition and music theory with José da Costa and classical guitar with Robert Paul Sullivan (both of the New England Conservatory of Music).


Attending a master world class in classical guitar at Ithaca College, taught by Maestro Miguel Ábloniz (Milan) in July 1972, he received the Maestro’s handmade guitar at the end of the class.  Carreiro then helped establish the classical guitar department at Bowdoin College.


A poet and former solo concert classical guitarist, who toured throughout North and South America in the 1970s, Dr. Carreiro has spent the last four decades being passionately involved in teaching and in the literary and performing arts.  He has integrated this background and experience into his professional educational career and

practice, blending his artistic understanding, performance knowledge and aesthetic awareness with his research into, and teaching of, the nature of inquiry, professional development, creativity and critical thinking.


Currently, Dr. Carreiro teaches at the BCC Attleboro [BCC/A] Learning Center as an adjunct faculty member.  As Coordinator of the Writing Center there, he is one of three tutors serving the writing needs of the BCC/A faculty and students.  He also serves BCC/A as a part–time academic counselor.


Dr C is married to Carolyn Ann Carreiro.  Carolyn is a singer, songwriter and a visual artist, specializing in pastels.  Together, they have played and performed their music throughout the United States.  They have had the great fortune to raise six children, and are now having the luxury of spoiling eight grandchildren.  The Carreiros are owned by one cat, two Maltese and one golden retriever.

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