Carlos was born in the Caribbean coastal town, Puerto Limon, in Costa Rica and immigrated to the United States when he was four years old. He grew up in Dorchester, Massachusetts, an urban neighborhood of Boston. Carlos attended Boston Public Schools through sixth grade and then enrolled in METCO, a voluntary busing program that transported disadvantaged and underrepresented students from under-resourced school systems to better suburban schools. From seventh grade through high school, Carlos attended Dover-Sherborn Regional Junior and High Schools, after which he attended Wesleyan University, Boston University School of Social Work, and Simmons College, where he earned his PhD in social work.
Carlos holds a PhD in social work and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. He is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Wheelock College in Boston, MA, where he is the key faculty designer of the Dynamics of Oppression and Privilege courses for BSW and MSW students, and he has held teaching positions at Simmons College, Lesley University, and Boston University, providing instruction in clinical skills and practice, group dynamics, multicultural assessment, and cultural competence. Before joining the Wheelock community in 2015, Carlos served as the Associate Dean of Students at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA, where he provided psychotherapy to students, and consultation, training, supervision and support to faculty and student leaders. Carlos serves as the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advocate at the Chestnut Hill School in Chestnut Hill Massachusetts. His work with students in grades beginner through sixth in addition to his teaching at Wheelock provides him with a unique perspective on learning and growth across a wide spectrum of development and backgrounds.
Through his research and writing, Carlos interrogates master narratives and the dominant discourse on race with the goal of illuminating and virtuously disrupting the racial worldview. Carlos is adept at engaging people in exploring the non-racial worldview as an alternative and antidote to our society’s centuries-old inability to move beyond the puzzles and perils inherent in a racialized perspective on human differences. Carlos’ perspective is presented in his recent book, The Arc of a Bad Idea: Understanding and Transcending Race, published by Oxford University Press. Arc, his long history developing, teaching, consulting and training in the area of social identity, social bias and social justice are all a testament to Carlos’ devotion to ending racism and increasing social justice.
Carlos has authored peer-reviewed articles on spirituality in social work practice and the pedagogy of the definition of racism, and has presented his work at numerous conferences. He has contributed posts to Oxford University Press’ blog site (http://blog.oup.com/?s=hoyt) and Youtube video site (https://www.youtube.com/user/OUPAcademic/search?query=hoyt). Carlos has presented at numerous conferences on the subject of social identity, social bias, and social justice. His approach in all forms of engagement with this challenging area of education, training and growth combines assiduously preparing participants to interact fully, empathically, courageously, and candidly, grounding all content in state of the art facts, facilitating experiential opportunities for participants to be active synthesizers versus passive receptacles, and an emphasis on praxis – the translation of cognitive growth into personal action.
Carlos A. Hoyt, Jr., PhD, LICSW
22 Patrick Street
Simmons School of Social Work, Boston Massachusetts
Boston University School of Social Work, Boston Massachusetts
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Graduate study in Philosophy1984
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
BA Psychology 1982
Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Social work
Wheelock College, Boston, MA
- Teach primarily in the MSW program, with some teaching in BSW program
- Teach in two or more areas of social work education with focus on research, policy, and practice/field
- Contribute to ongoing development of cutting edge programming, interdisciplinary partnerships, and an engaged college community
- Build collaborative relationships with a strong and creative faculty with diverse interests, generating and maintaining community partnerships
- Pursue a strong scholarly agenda
- Advance human rights and social and economic justice through social work education and practice
- Perform service to the college and to the profession
Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
Instruct courses in Clinical Practice and Supervision, Group Dynamics, Holistic Theories in Clinical Psychology, Psychology of Culture and Identity: Power, Privilege and Oppression
Adjunct Instructor, Graduate School of Social Work
Develop curriculum and teach courses in Social Work Practice with Children and Families, Social Work Practice Skill Laboratory, and Social Work Field Practice Supervision.
Advise and supervise MSW students
Adjunct Instructor, Undergraduate and Graduate Schools of Social Work
Simmons College School of Social Work, Boston, MA
Instruct courses in MSW program, Dynamics of Racism and Bachelor of Arts program, Culture Matters
Private Practice in Psychotherapy
- Psychotherapy with adults, children, families and couples
- Consultation and training in behavior management, crisis intervention and physical restraint at numerous schools and agencies
- Consultation and training in diversity and cultural competence including
- Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA; 1998-1999
- Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT, 2000
- Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA 2003
- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 2005
Clinical Social Work Internships
Brighton-Allston Mental Health Center, Brighton, MA
- Psychotherapy with adults, couples and children
- School-based counseling with elementary and middle schools students
- Play therapy and child guidance
- Fourteen cases over a nine-month internship
Mclean Hospital, Belmont, MA
- Social worker on adult psychotic clinical evaluation unit
- Member of multidisciplinary team including psychiatrists, psychologists, medical internists and physical rehabilitation specialists
- Psychosocial assessments, family therapy, discharge planning and coordination
- Facilitate Family Issues group
Administrative & Consultative Experience
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advocate
The Chestnut Hill School, Chestnut Hill, MA
- Serve as resource for ideas and developing trends in all aspects of DEI work; host forums for
- Produce written communications on selected DEI topics for school publications, curriculum
- Provide consultation regarding optimal expression of equity and inclusivity in educational
- Support planning and/or participate directly with students in relevant learning activities.
- Engage with individual families and faculty members seeking guidance, support, or connection.
- Collaborate with Support Team in providing internal consultation and/or direct support to students or families.
- Work with the Assistant Head in planning and implementing programming for professional
- Coordinate the development and implementation of a social identity, social bias, and social justice curriculum across all grade levels
- Partner with Family Association and existing Affinity Groups in facilitating adult forums for conversation, education, and community-building
The Ottoson Middle School, Arlington MA
- Consult and provide training to Superintendent of Arlington Public Schools, Principal of Ottoson, METCO Liaison, and school administrative team.
- Interface with students and families to promote optimal equity and inclusion
Associate Dean of Students for Personal & Community Education
Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
- Coordination of required student life enrichment programs on behalf of the Office of the Dean of Students.
- Provision of psychotherapy as Graham House Counseling Center staff
- Provision of clinical perspective regarding students of concern and emerging community issues
- Member of a number of standing committees including the Community Health Team and the Equity, Access and Inclusion committees
- Coordination of All-School Meetings, Personal and Community Education Seminar (PACE), Wellness Week, Proctor/Prefect training and House Counselor Training
- Instruction of Introduction to Psychology Course
- Creation and instruction of multidisciplinary course on race: The Meaning of Race, 2014, 2015
Director of Program Operations
The Home for Little Wanderers, Boston MA
- Oversight of nineteen programs with combined revenues of approximately $50 million annually
- Member of Executive Management Team
- Supervision and oversight of senior leaders of program operations including Network Directors, Medical Director, and Director of Nursing
- Oversight of educational and clinical services
- Liaison to Boston Public Schools and Department of Education
Associate Director and Clinical Coordinator
Dearborn Academy, Arlington, MA
- Hiring, training, supervision and evaluation of masters level counselors, teaching staff and interns
- Intake assessment
- Program development
- Crisis intervention regarding emergency assessments, hospitalizations, protective issues
- Development and training in diversity and anti-bias issues
- Training of staff in nonviolent crisis intervention and behavior management
Director of Youth Services
Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, Roxbury, MA
- Developed and directed afterschool programs involving academic instruction, guidance and recreation for preadolescent and adolescent males in the Mattapan, Dorchester and Roxbury neighborhoods.
- Oversight of the Young Fathers Program; supervision of its Director
- Grant preparation and presentation
The Manville School, Boston, MA
- Coordinator of operations of the elementary and middle school for emotionally disturbed and learning disabled students
- Program development
- Supervision of milieu staff
- Case management and crisis intervention
Understanding and Resolving Resistance to Change (2008). Implementing Change for Success: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.
What if the Spirit Does Not Move Me? A Personal Reconnaissance and Reconciliation
Social Work Volume 53, Number 3 July 2008. National Association of Social Workers
The Pedagogy of the Meaning of Racism: Reconciling a Discordant Discourse. Social Work Volume 57, Number 3 July 2012.
Book: The Arc of a Bad Idea: Understanding and Transcending Race. Oxford University Press
Transcending Race – Race Resistance & Reason, Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies,
SUNY Cortland, NY, October 20, 2012. http://www2.cortland.edu/dotAsset/7340d2d0-331f-49b2-a542-18ef5a66f3d7.pdf
Transcending Race – Critical Mixed Race Studies, DePaul University, Chicago, IL November 4,
Transcending Race – John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation: From Tragedy to Triumph – The Value of Reconciliation: Opportunity, Equity & Race. Tulsa, OK, May 30, 2013.
Beyond Zebra: The Transaction, Transposition, Transgression and Transcendence of Race – National Association of Social Workers 2014 National Conference, Washington DC, July 25, 2014. http://www.naswconference.org/
The Meaning of Race: Effective Ways of Teaching and Dialoguing about Race in College-preparatory Boarding Schools - The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) annual conference, December 4, 2015
To Affinity & Beyond! Teaching Beyond the Constraints of Identity Politics – The Association of
Boarding Schools (TABS) annual conference, December 3, 2016
Contributor to WBUR’s Cognoscenti
Mean, Kind Or Non: Which Type Of Racist Are You? December 15, 2016
Manuscript Reviewer for Sociology of Race and Ethnicity journal
Trustee, Agassiz Village Summer Camp, 238 Bedford Street, Suite 8, Lexington, MA, 02420; 71
Agassiz Village Lane, West Poland, ME 04274
Massachusetts License Number (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker): 110005