Fall 2018 Office Hours:

Mondays & Wednesdays: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tuesdays:  1:30 - 4:30 pm

Thursdays: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 

By appointment any day/time via telephone or Zoom:  Personal Meeting ID:  423-425-2164

Areas of expertise:  Course and instructional design, multimedia production, copyright and fair use, online teaching strategies, effective college teaching and learning strategies, faculty development, active learning strategies, assessment of student learning.


Background: Karen was the founding director of the Walker Center for Teaching & Learning.  She has worked in the fields of instructional design, faculty development, and multimedia technology for over 30 years.  Prior to coming to UTC, she worked as an instructional developer at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. She taught art for five years in public schools (one year at the high school level; four years at the elementary level).



Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Houston 
M.A., Adult and Continuing Education, University of Nebraska
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Biomedical Communication, University of Nebraska Medical Center
B.F.A. in Art/Art Education, University of Georgia


Interests: Her research interests are faculty and instructional design and development; online teaching and learning; educational technology integration in higher education; user interface design; and copyright and fair use issues in higher education.


Common Courses Taught:

EDUC 2010 (Education in the United States)

EDUC 4170 (Teachology in Education)

EDUC 5750 (Educational Technology)
EDUC 5710 (Instructional Design and Development)
EDS 6080 (Technology in Education)