Douglas Carroll, Ed.D.

Associate Professor


Douglas Carroll, Ed.D.

Contact Information

Office: 650.543.3712

Education Background

  • Ed.D., University of San Francisco, 1992
  • M.F.A., Mills College , 1986
  • B.A., University of Alabama, 1981
  • B.S., University of Alabama , 1975

Biography / Academic Statement


In over 20 years of teaching at Menlo College, the highlights of Dr. Carroll's career are in the areas of writing, teaching in the International Exchange Program, producing recordings and performing on cello.  Writing is an important component of academia and he has authored books and research articles. In 2003, Carroll was selected as Faculty Representative in the International Faculty Exchange Program for a teaching assignment at Guangdong University of Commerce and Law (GUCL) in Guangzhou, PRC. Working as an audio engineer,he has produced a CD titled  “Animal Sounds,” which is a collection of recordings of the sounds of over thirty species.  A website,, is dedicated to the CD published by Carroll Productions.  Local performances on cello allow him to present his music to the Bay Area community.

Research Interests
  • Television advertising
  • Super Bowl advertising
  • Sport History

Professional Activities

Courses Taught
  • Media and Society
  • Media Management
  • Radio Management
  • Sports Media
  • Ethics in Sports Management
Selected Publications
  • Carroll, D.M. “Commercial and Promotional Programming Strategies in the Telecast of Super Bowl XLIV,” International Journal of Business, Humanities, and Technology. 2(7), 2012. pp. 56-64.
  • Carroll, D.M. “Commercial Programming at a Single-Sport Cable Channel: Strategies and Practices at Golf Channel,” International Journal of Sport Communication, 2(4), 2009. pp. 484-499.
  • Carroll, D.M. (2000). An Interdisciplinary Study of Sport As a Symbolic Hunt: A Theory of the Origin and Nature of Sport Based on Paleolithic Hunting. (Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press)
Recent Presentations
  • “Commercial and Promotional Programming Strategies in the Telecast of Super Bowl XLIV,” paper presented at Menlo College Faculty Colloquium. (March, 2011)
  • “The Ball As Prey: An Interpretation of the Hunting Symbolism in Sport,” paper presented at the 32nd Annual Convention of the North American Society for Sport History. Monterey, CA. (May 28-31, 2004.)
  • “The Present and Future of Business Higher Education.” paper presented at the International Forum on Business Higher Education. Hosted by Guangdong University of Commerce and Law, Guangzhou, PRC. (Nov. 2003)
Awards & Honors
  • Charles P. Emerick Award for Excellence in Teaching 2012
  • Faculty Service Award 2002
  • Dean’s Award for Scholarly Achievement 2000