Hello! I’m Karen, and I’m so glad you’re here.

Who am I & what do I do?

I’m the Director of Strategic Planning, Assessment, and Accessibility (SPAA) for the College of Arts and Letters (CAL) at Michigan State University, where I also teach graduate courses and undergraduate courses in Writing, Rhetoric, and American cultures, serve as a GenCen Fellow and faculty member, and am Chair of the College of Arts and Letters College Undergraduate Committee (CUC). Previously, I was one of the two Associate Directors of the Writing Center here at MSU. My research and specialties include trauma studies, writing, writing program administration, Tier II writing, and disability justice in writing programming/writing centers.

Available for invited workshops, talks, keynotes, and cross-institutional trainings, I’m proud to be a resource for writing center and student/academic support administration communities.

How can we work together?

Take a look around the top navigation bar to learn more about me, what I’ve been up to, and how we can work together. Let’s collaborate!

What am I reading?

  • Dolmage, Jay T. Academic Ableism: Disability and Higher Education. University of Michigan, 2017.
  • Stavropoulos, Katherine Kuhl-Meltzoff et al. “Differential Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Two Clinical Cases.” Journal of clinical medicine vol. 7,4 71. 8 Apr. 2018, doi:10.3390/jcm7040071
  • Fitzpatrick, Kathleen. “The Humanities, done digitally.” Debates in the Digital Humanities. Ed. Gold, Matthew K. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013. Internet resource.
  • Kezar, Adrianna J., and Jaime Lester. Enhancing campus capacity for leadership : an examination of grassroots leaders in higher education. Stanford, Calif: Stanford University Press, 2011. Print.
  • Battershill, Claire, and Shawna Ross. “Overcoming Resistance.” Using Digital Humanities in the Classroom: A Practical Introduction for Teachers, Lecturers and Students, 2018. 11-24. Print.