Senior Teaching Professor
Taskforce Member, Center for Innovation
After earning her MBA from Xavier in 2006, Karen joined the XU faculty as an Adjunct Professor teaching Professional Selling. She spent 15 years in corporate before changing careers in 2016 to be a full-time academic. Her professional experience is centered on sales, client service, marketing, and employee engagement.
Karen’s courses are heavily influenced by her time in “the real world”. Experiential learning, where students work with local companies on marketing projects, is a major focus in all of her classes.
2022 – MLS team FC Cincinnati partnered with the Professional Selling Practicum class to give students hands-on experience selling game tickets B2B and B2C. Students created prospecting scripts, cold called, and launched digital/physical marketing campaigns to promote their product. Competing against a similar sales class at the University of Cincinnati, XU outsold UC by over 3X.
Karen is the 2018-2019 Williams College of Business Professor of the Year and recipient of the 2019 Student Athlete Faculty Appreciation Award.
First Year at Xavier
- MBA (Marketing) Xavier University
- BS (Education & Allied Professions) University of Dayton