Instructional Program Manager
Hello, I'm Karen.
I'm responsible for the quality assurance of our online courses. We review each course when it's developed for online teaching, and again each time it's revised. I'm also an academic advisor. In addition, I occasionally teach our online orientation class for new distance learning (DL) students.
I grew up in the Chicago suburbs, and earned three degrees from UW-Madison: a B.A. in English, an M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction (Elementary Education), and (later) an M.S. in Water Resources Management. The WRM degree led to employment "up North," working on Lake Superior and Great Lakes education and outreach. I appreciate the natural beauty of this area, and love my two beautiful golden retrievers.
I value education and enjoy working with people. I like helping DL students figure out our system and work their way to graduation. It's inspiring to see people fulfilling their dreams! I'd be pleased to work with you, and help you make good choices among our many online classes. We work hard to help students reach their goals as efficiently as possible.