- Ph.D. in Communication Studies, University of Minnesota
- M.A. in Speech Communication, Bradley University
- B.A. in Political Science and Speech-Theatre Education, Concordia College
- Organizational Communication
- Group Communication
- Public Speaking
Dr. Carver's research interests include organizational culture, network characteristics and formation of climate perceptions, and wellness issues in competitive collegiate forensics. She is also the Division Chair for Professional Programs and Communication Studies.