Joey Carls

Director of Operations


  • M.P.A., George Mason University, 2012
  • B.S., George Mason University, 2006

Joey joined the Curry School of Education and Human Development in 2013 after seven years at George Mason University. In support of the Senior Associate Dean and Chief Operating Officer, Joey has responsibility for the coordination of leadership team priorities, space planning & administration, budget development & oversight for the dean's office, staff affairs, Workday system support, security & safety, process improvement, and special projects. Joey oversees the dean's administrative team responsible for the coordination of major events, faculty affairs, and building services. Joey respresents Curry as a member of the UVa Security and General Safety Committee and the UVa Staff Senate. He is also an advisor for the Curry Education Council and the Theta chapter of Alpha Phi Omega. Aside from his work at Curry, Joey serves as a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician and an AHA BLS instructor.

Professional Certifications


American Heart Association BLS Instructor, 2019 (active)
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, 2019
Prosci Certified Change Practitioner, 2019
Advanced Stroke Life Support, 2017
National Registry Emergency Medical Technician, 2016 (active)