Carmel joined the Mathematics Department in 2011. Previously the Chair of the Mathematics Department at Emma Willard School, Carmel earned her PhD from the University at Albany/SUNY in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in mathematics education. Carmel is a mathematics scholar and practitioner with significant teaching experience. While earning her MA in Mathematics at Boston College, Carmel worked as a Fellow, teaching numerous college-level courses. Carmel also worked for six years in the math department and in the dorm at Phillips Exeter Academy. Carmel's research interests include problem-based learning pedagogy and curriculum and its effects on student learning especially in relation to gender, race and socio-economic status. Her most recent article “Teaching Geometry Through Problem-Based Learning” was published in the December 2011/January 2012 issue of Mathematics Teacher. She speaks regularly at national conferences and visits schools to discuss PBL implementation and pedagogical practice.