Director of Academic Technology + Innovation
A-123 | (617) 975-9324
Like other ATIG staff, Karen has a passion for teaching and technology, which have been constants throughout her otherwise somewhat peripatetic career. She loves her work, especially when she can work with a professor to find a solution that both enhances learning and makes teaching more fun.
Karen came to Emmanuel in December 2011 from Harvard Law School, where she was Senior Learning Technologies Manager. Before that, Karen spent many years as a law librarian and taught legal research at both Harvard and Georgetown. Just for fun, Karen also spent a couple years as a labor and employment attorney at a large Boston firm where she lived on lattes and the free tuna sandwiches provided to sustain junior associates through their 12-hour days.
Karen received her B.A., magna cum laude, from UMass Amherst and also has a master’s degree from the University of Michigan’s School of Information and a J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown. She loves to cook, knit, bike and drink coffee—not necessarily all at the same time. Her spouse, Joe, is a lyricist who teaches at Newbury College, and together they try to keep up with their six-year-old twins Charlie and Danny.
Senior Instruction Strategies Specialist
M-320 | (617) 735-9836
Sara has been at Emmanuel College for over four years. She loves collaborating on projects that foster excellence in teaching and learning. She works closely with faculty members to support the development and improvement of online courses, based on accessed needs, pedagogical best practices and learning theory.
She has an Ed.M. in educational media and technology from Boston University and a B.S. in community health education from the University of Tennessee (Go Vols!). She also teaches instructional design as an adjunct faculty member for Granite State College.
She grew up in West Virginia and continues her love of the outdoors by spending many weekends hiking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, climbing (anywhere there is rock) or kayaking along the South Shore.