UMass Sesquicentennial

As the first person in her extended family to graduate from high school and college, Karen gets it and is passionate about helping adults reach their educational goals.  



Karen is the author of numerous publications, including "Transformational learning through prior learning assessment" in Adult Education Quarterly (Stevens, Hendra, Gerber, August, 2010); "Experiential learning" in Best practices in experiential and service learning in communication, Kendall/Hunt Publishing, 2010 (editors Worley, Hugenberg, Elkins); Proceedings of NIALL ’09: Assessing student experiential learning using a critically reflective narrative portfolio. National Institute on the Assessment of Adult Learning, 2009. 


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“Man …if man you be in heart, not adamant, forbear that wicked cant until you have discovered What the surplus is and Where it is. Will you decide what mean shall live, what mean shall die? It may be, that in the sight of Heaven, you are more worthless and less fit to live than millions like this poor man’s child. Oh, God! To hear the Insect on the leaf pronouncing on the too much life among his hungry brothers in the dust!”

                                                                                                - Charles Dickens