Liriodendron tulipifera flower

The University of North Carolina
A Department of the North Carolina Botanical Garden


Collectors of the UNC Herbarium

Patrick W. Carlton
(born ca. 1937)

Information compiled by Carol Ann McCormick, December 2017

The University of North Carolina Herbarium has catalogued approximately 30 vascular plant specimens collected by Patrick W. Carlton.  As cataloguing of the collection continues, more will be found. Most of Carlton's specimens at NCU were collected in North Carolina between 1958 - 1959.  Other herbaria which curate specimens collected by Carlton include Carnegie Museum of Natural History (CM), Indiana University (IND), University of Colorado Museum of Natural History (COLO:V), Texas Tech University (TTU), University of Southern Mississippi (USMS), Georgia Southern University (GAS) and Western Carolina University (WCUH).  Carlton’s specimens are cataloged at .

Patrick W. Carlton
photo courtesy of Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Carlton earned an Associate degree in Liberal Arts at Louisburg College in North Carolina, then a Bachelor degree in Botany from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He continued at Carolina to earn a Master degree in Education.  He moved to Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania to earn a Master degree in History.  He returned to Chapel Hill to earn a Ph.D. in Educational Administration.1 

He has spent the majority of his professional career at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University.  “Dr. Patrick Carlton is an educational administration and international programs specialist whose areas of expertise include higher education and public school infrastructure development and administrative applications implementation; historical research and training; communication skills training; leadership skills development; policy development; employee assessment; institutional design and organizational development.  He has worked for the past thirty years as both employee and consultant with state and federal governments, colleges, universities and public school, primarily in the United States, in a variety of institution building projects.”1 


PUBLICATIONS (incomplete list)1:
Carlton, P. W. 1998.  Principals and the practice of leadership:  what does experience teach?  AASA Professor.  21(3/4):  27-34.
---.  1997.  Meeting the global challenge:  transforming education at Virginia Tech.  International Education Forum 17(2):  151-157.
---.  1995.  Interest-based collective bargaining at Youngstown State University:  a fresh approach.  Journal of Collective Negotiations in the Public Sector 23(4):  333-343.
---.  1994.  Interest-based collective bargaining at Youngstown State University:  an oral history.  Youngstown, Ohio:  Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor.
---.  1994.  Civil affairs operations in Kuwait:  a case of disparate command priorities.  Army History No. 31:  14-22. 
---.  1994.  Leadership styles of veteran public school principals.  Playback 2-3.
---.  1993.  Joshua Chamberlain:  A role model for today’s administrators.  The AASA Professor 15(4):  1-4.




University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium
CB# 3280, Coker Hall
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3280
phone: (919) 962-6931

Last Updated: 1 December 2017