Carter, Dr. Lutheran

Adjunct Professor
John Wesley School of Leadership
EdD in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Organizational Development, Grand Canyon University 2020
MSEd in Workforce Education and Development, Southern Illinois University Carbondale 2013
BS in Workforce Education and Development, Southern Illinois University Carbondale 2011
AS in General Studies, Vincennes University 2011


Dr. Lutheran M. Carter is originally from Augusta, GA. He is currently serving in the United States Navy and will be retiring this year (2021) after 23 years of military service. Dr. Carter’s duty of military assignments includes Fighter Squadron VF-143 at Naval Air Station Ocean, Naval Base Coronado (San Diego CA), USS Bonhomme Richard (Sasebo, Japan), and the USS Nimitz (Bremerton, WA). While serving on active duty, he earned his Associates in General Studies at Vincennes University, Bachelors in Workforce Education and Development (Emphasis in Training and Development) from Southern Illinois University (SUIC) Masters in Work Education and Development from SIUC. As a senior enlisted leader in the U.S. Navy, Dr. Carter took what he learned in the Workforce Education Development Program and applied it throughout his naval career. While onboard the USS Nimitz, he developed a course curriculum for senior leaders and middle managers focused on team learning, leadership development, peer leadership, coaching, mentorship, and physical fitness training. During his time at Commander, Naval Air Forces (San Diego, CA), he was instrumental in creating a leadership training program focused on ethics, leadership, and professional development of junior enlisted Sailors. Dr. Carter has also served as the Training Chairman for newly promoted senior enlisted leaders from 2017 to 2021 at various Navy installations.

In 2021, Dr. Carter graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Organizational Development. Dr. Carter’s dissertation focused on Chief Petty Officers’ leadership behaviors and if those leadership behaviors predicted the organizational commitment of enlisted sailors in the United States Navy.

In addition to his full-time responsibilities as an active duty service member, he is an exam in administrator with the Resilience Building Leader Program. He is currently a member of the Wi2CoLab Dissertation Group that focuses on helping doctoral learners achieve their goal of finishing their dissertations and becoming independent scholars. Dr. Carter has been recently hired to serve as an adjunct professor in leadership at Carolina University and is looking forward to helping learners apply their leadership knowledge in real-world settings.

Carter, Lutheran