Karen Harrington

Portrait of Karen Harrington

Karen Harrington

Senior Research Fellow
Assistant Director, Center for Youth Engagement

Email iconkarenh@educ.umass.edu

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S170 Furcolo


Karen Harrington is currently the Assistant Director of the Center for Youth Engagement at UMass Amherst and previously served as Assistant Director for CSCORE from 2005-2016. She has extensive experience in the management of large funded grant projects and has served on evaluation teams for projects focused on social emotional skill development and assessment, innovative models of school-based counseling, college and career readiness, arts integration, charter schools, and students with disabilities. In addition, she has provided professional development and technical assistance to school districts nationwide on systemic change and data-based decision-making. Karen has delivered more than three dozen keynote and refereed presentations at state, national, and international conferences and has co-authored 10 articles and book chapters. She has also taught graduate courses in evidence-based practice and curriculum design and is currently teaching career development to incarcerated youth.

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