Sister Karen Hokanson, SND
Assistant Professor of Education
Ed.D., University of Massachusetts Lowell; M.Ed., Boston University; B.S., Salem State College
Office hours: Monday and Wednesday 1:30-3:30
Tuesday – Thursday 10:00 – 10:45 am
Other hours by appointment
Office: Administration Building, Room 422-B
Phone: (617) 735-9976
Sister Karen Hokanson has taught in the Education Department and the Information Technology Department since 1999. She is a member of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, an International Congregation of religious women who founded Emmanuel in 1919.
Sister Karen believes that "Educators in the twenty-first century need to embrace technology to empower others with its use." Her doctoral dissertation focused on strategic planning for technological change in schools. Sister Karen holds both instructional and administrative licenses from the Department of Education, State of Massachusetts. She is actively involved in the Notre Dame Virtual School which provides online learning for schools affiliated with the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.
- EDUC3311- Secondary Methods: Classroom Management
- EDUC3312 - Secondary Methods: Strategies of Teaching
- EDUC4467 - Student Teaching practicum
- EDUC4468 - Student Teaching Capstone Seminar
- EDUC4469 - Electronic Teaching Portfolio Development
- EDUC5701 - Technology for the Educator
- ITECH3501 - Social Issues in Computing
- FYS 1101 – Computers in Society: Globalization
- American Educational Research Association
- Massachusetts Computer Using Educators
- New England Association of Schools and Colleges
- Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
- National Catholic Educators Association
- Learning Resources Network
- International Society for Technology Education
- Association of Governing Boards of Universities and College
- University of Massachusetts Lowell: Outstanding Community Service Award
- Salem State University: Outstanding Educator Award
- Aquinas College: Outstanding Alumna Award
Contributor: The Virtual Edge: Embracing Technology for Distributed Project Team Success by Margery Mayer. Interviewed by the author and cited in the book on successful collaborative environments.
Keynote Presenter: Collaborative Intranet Systems and Social Networking Tools for the 21st Century. Sisters of Notre Dame, Kentucky.
Keynote Presenter: NECNW: "An Introduction to Social Networking and its uses for Religious Congregations." New England Communicators Network for Religious Women.
Facilitator: Classroom Management Workshop: Notre Dame AmeriCorps Volunteers
Presenter: CORT: Congregational Religious Treasurers: Topic: Video Conferencing: Flash Meeting and Social Networking Tools: Wellesley, MA
Keynote Presenter: National Communicators Network for Women Religious, Keynote Presenter: Collaborative Technologies: Enhancing Mission, Cincinnati, OH. September 2008.