Rev Dr Carol Tomlin is a Senior Lecturer in Education Studies at the University of Wolverhampton and was awarded with one of the University’s Excellence in Learning and Teaching Awards (2005). In addition she is a published author, educational consultant, motivational speaker and an ordained/licensed minister. Rev Dr Tomlin is the Senior Pastor of Restoration Fellowship Ministries (RFM) in Birmingham and a Specialist Faith Chaplain registered with the UK Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy.
Dr Tomlin has teaching experiences in the secondary and further education sectors together with a long and distinguished academic career in universities both nationally and internationally. Dr Tomlin has taught at Howard University, the leading historically Black University, in America and was an Assistant Professor in English at Bowie State University in Maryland. She has also lectured on the Erasmus funded programme in Nijemgen, Holland.
As an academic and author of several publications, Dr Tomlin has an extensive research background primarily in the language and education of minority ethnic communities, especially African heritage students. She is also the leading expert on Black Language and Preaching Style (See the list of publications and awards below for further details). Dr Tomlin regularly presents at various academic and educational events both in the UK and nationally. For instance, she has presented at the British Education Research Association Conference (BERA), the American Association Research Association (AERA) and the Biennial Conference in Education, University of West Indies in Jamaica (2011). She was also one of the keynote speakers at Westminster College, Cambridge.
Through her educational consultancy, Dr Tomlin provides research based workshops and seminars to educators, parents and other stakeholders on a range of equality/diversity issues pertaining to education. Significantly, she offers solution based strategies for raising academic performance, and training on the impact of language use on the academic achievement of Black students. She has delivers seminars/workshops for educators nationally including Oxford, Northampton, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Sheffield and London. Dr Tomlin is often invited as a keynote speaker at educational events. She was one of the keynote speakers, respectively, at the Getting it Right Conference for the Ethnic Minority Achievement Service (EMAS) in Southampton, Teachers for the 21st Century (TC21) Conference at Bradford University (2010) and the Legacy Project (Celebrating Black History) for Sheffield Hallam University.
Dr Tomlin is motivational speaker who presents at various churches and community events. For example, she delivered a keynote speech at the BME (Black & Minority Ethnic) Business Women’s Network Conference in Birmingham (2009) and the Leading Your Child to the Path of Success Conference (2011) hosted by Restoration Fellowship Ministries. Dr Tomlin is passionate about education and believes that it can empower and transform the lives of individuals.