The Honors College
- M.F.A. in Theatre, Florida Atlantic University
- B.A. in Speech and Theatre Arts, Western Carolina University
- Man of the Year by DAR (Henderson County, NC) for his work in film, television, and radio (2005)
Mr. Carlisle teaches Honors Forum courses. He worked in New York and Los Angeles as an actor, director, and teacher for many years before returning in 1999 to his alma mater, WCU, to teach theatre and speech communication. He has played in 27 summer seasons at the Flat Rock Playhouse, the State Theatre of North Carolina.