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Karen N. King, Ph.D.

Department Chair

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Associate Professor

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Urban and Public Affairs, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Master of Science in Adult Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 
  • Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Awards and Honors

  • 2011-2013 Chancellor's Fellow in the UW Oshkosh Office of Equity and Affirmative Action.
  • 2008-2010 Leadership Wisconsin Fellow, Group XIII.
  • 2009-2010 Wisconsin Teaching Scholar; UW System OPID. 
  • 2004-2005 Fullbright/Mazaryk Award; Czech Republic.
  • 2001-2003 Regents Lecturer; University of New Mexico. 

Academic Appointments

  • At University of Wisconsin Oshkosh since 2004
  • Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico, 1998-2004.
  • Assistant Professor, Bowling Green State University, 1995-1998.

Professional Service

  • Chair, Evergreen Village, Inc. Board of Directors, Evergreen Retirement Community; Oshkosh, 2008-Present.
  • Assistant Director for Program Development, The Center for Women and Families; Louisville, Kentucky 
  • Director, Bullitt County Tourist Commission; Shepherdsville, Kentucky 
  • Executive Director, Tempe Community Action Agency; Tempe, Arizona 
  • Executive Coordinator, Matrix Lifeline; Bloomington, Indiana 

Courses Taught

  • MPA 723 Organizational Theory and Practice
  • MPA 742 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector
  • MPA 751 Program Evaluation
  • MPA 744 Nonprofit Management and Leadership
  • MPA 790 Field Project
  • MPA 792 Thesis
  • PUB ADM 221 Introduction to Public Administration

Research Areas

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Nonprofit Management and Leadership
  • Human Resources Management in Public and Nonprofit Organizations
  • Community Foundations
  • Urban Studies
  • Corporate Philanthropy
  • Mediation and Conflict Resolution 

Additional Information

Contact Information

  • Office: Clow Faculty 411 (Currently in Halsey South 320)
  • Telephone: 920-424-7306
  • Fax: 920-424-2319
  • Email:



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