For almost thirty years Dr. Carmichael has independently developed and implemented over 20 major studies for more than a dozen state and federal agencies. Her work focusing primarily on the criminal and juvenile justice systems has been recognized for its quality, and has influenced policymaking in Texas and nationally.
- Ph.D. in Political Science, Texas A&M University - (College Station, Texas, United States) 1999
- M.P.A. in , West Texas A&M University - (Canyon, Texas, United States) 1988
- B.S. in Psychology, University of Georgia - (Athens, Georgia, United States) 1980
- Marchbanks, M. P., Blake, J. J., Smith, D., Seibert, A. L., Carmichael, D., Booth, E. A., & Fabelo, T. (2014). More than a drop in the bucket: The social and economic costs of dropouts and grade retentions associated with exclusionary discipline. Journal of Applied Research on Children. 5(2),
- Booth, E. A., Marchbanks, M. P., Carmichael, D., & Fabelo, T (2012). Comparing Campus Discipline Rates: A Multivariate Approach for Identifying Schools with Significantly Different than Expected Exclusionary Discipline Rates. Journal of Applied Research on Children. 3(2),
- Marchbanks, M. P., Blake, J. J., Booth, E. A., Carmichael, D., Seibert, A., & Fabelo, T. (2015). The Economic Effects of Exclusionary Discipline on Grade Retention and High School Dropout. Losen, D. J. (Eds.), Closing the School Discipline Gap Equitable Remedies for Excessive Exclusion. 59-74. Teachers College Press.