Learning Specialist

The Learning Specialist is dedicated to your academic success. Ben Carver will meet with you one-on-one to improve your academic skills, develop individualized learning plans, and offer guidance on the transition to higher education.  To schedule an appointment simply send an email to Benjamin.Carver@nau.edu or call 928-523-7469.

Get individualized help with a variety of academic skills including: 

  • Time management
  • Test anxiety
  • Test-taking strategies
  • Reading comprehension
  • Motivation and mindset
  • Mnemonic techniques
  • Goal-setting
  • Critical thinking
  • Note-taking

Why are study skills important?

You might find yourself unprepared for the speed, intensity, and difficulty of college courses.  Learning how to study strategically can be the difference between failure and success. Even if you are doing well in your classes, learning new study strategies can help you be more efficient, allowing you to enjoy the college experience without undue anxiety and stress. Being intentional about your learning will also increase motivation and help you enjoy the amazing intellectual journey NAU offers.

Meet the Learning Specialist, Ben Carver

B.A., History - University of Minnesota-Duluth
M.A., History - Northern Arizona University
Ph.D., History - Northern Arizona University

Hometown: I grew up on the White Mountain Apache Reservation before moving to the Midwest for high school and undergraduate study.  I returned to Northern Arizona for my graduate degrees in History. 

Activities/Interests: The geology, paleontology, archeology and history of the North American West in general and the Colorado Plateau in particular are a source of unending fascination for me. I enjoy a variety of outdoor activities in our state’s amazing public lands including hiking, fishing, and biking. I also regularly visit and write about the Flagstaff Area National Monuments.