M.A., art and art history, Rice University, 1998
Mrs. Carney earned a Masters of Arts in art and art history from Rice University in 1998, and also has degrees from Ohio University and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. She and her husband have been generous supporters of School of Humanities at Rice University, as well as Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Mrs. Carney previously worked from Channel 11 KHOU-TV in Houston and the New York City Housing and Development Administration. Mrs. Carney also is a member of the St. John's College President's Council.