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Carolyn Floyd

Immersion Director, Carolyn Floyd's headshot photo

Carolyn Floyd is the Senior Director of the Office of Experiential Learning and Immersion Vanderbilt.  Carolyn has been at Vanderbilt since 2011, first as the Registrar and then as a Research Services Librarian and Lecturer in Law, both at Vanderbilt Law School.

Carolyn managed law library access services including document delivery, interlibrary loan, circulation, and collection maintenance.  She also provided research and reference services for students, faculty, and other members of the Vanderbilt community.  In addition, Carolyn taught legal research skills in the first-year Legal Research and Writing program, launched a Prepare to Practice Program, and taught an upper-level Tax Research course.

Since 2018, Carolyn has been implementing and coordinating Immersion Vanderbilt across campus with the guidance of the Immersion Faculty Steering Committee and her leadership team in the Office of Undergraduate Education. She advises the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Journal and is a faculty VUceptor.

Carolyn earned her B.A. from the University of Maryland- College Park and her J.D. and MLIS degrees from the University of Missouri in Columbia.

Carolyn is a first generation college student, an out-of-state student, a non-traditional student, and is the first in her family to attend law school. Her favorite hobbies include watching whatever sport her kids are playing, running, and fostering dogs. She is happy to share insight and guidance about these topics in addition to Immersion advising.