T.R. Carr, Jr., Ph.D.
Currently, Dr. Carr is a retired professor and former chair of the Department of Public Administration and Policy Analysis at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and a Senior Research Fellow with the Institute for Urban Research at SIUE. He has maintained an active teaching, research, and public service agenda with a focus on public policy issues.
He served three terms as Mayor of Hazelwood, Mo., from April 2000 to May 2009, and is actively engaged in a range of organizations focusing on municipal and regional issues. He served as President of St. Louis County Municipal League, Secretary-Treasurer of Metro Mayors of Greater St. Louis, and served on the East-West Gateway Council of Governments Board of Directors. Dr. Carr serves as a member of the Board of North County, Incorporated and Chairman of Economic Development Committee of the Northwest Chamber of Commerce in Northwest St. Louis County.