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Dr. Karkowski is trained as a learning theorist and uses that expertise to foster self-reflective learning in her students. While she readily supervises student research projects in any area that is important to the student researchers, her own research focus includes student learning and development. She enjoys working with other faculty and staff to improve the student experience on campus and to help faculty and staff become the professionals that they want to be.
Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology/University of MontanaM.A. in Experimental Psychology/University of MontanaM.B.A. with a Leadership Focus/Franklin UniversityB.A. in Psychology/Lock Haven University
General PsychologyBystander InterventionResearch MethodsCareer PlanningExperimental Psychology
Perspectives on interdisciplinary undergraduate research. Educational Studies, 43(3), 1-17. doi: 10.1080/03055698.2017.1347497Undergraduate research as a catalyst for institutional change. CUR Quarterly, 32(5), 13-16.You have come this far… now let’s take that last step. In A. D. Hart (Ed.), How To Start an Undergraduate Research Journal (pp. 57-59). Washington, DC: Council on Undergraduate Research.Advancing institutional assessment via undergraduate research journals. In A. D. Hart (Ed.), How To Start an Undergraduate Research Journal (pp. 34-40). Washington, DC: Council on Undergraduate Research.Self-study as institutional conversation: Blending the self-study and strategic plan. 2012 Higher Learning Commission Collection of Papers. Winner of the award for “Best Paper Addressing Evaluation Processes.”