Karen has been instructing Accounting for over 20 years. She is an Accredited Business Accountant, and she holds a M.S.B. and a B.S. in Accounting from Husson University where she graduated summa cum laude. Her past employment includes: bank accountant, cost accountant, and parish accountant. In 2012, Karen was selected as the recipient for the Dean's Excellence in Teaching medal in the College of Business. Professionally, she is a member of the Accreditation Council for Accountancy & Taxation, the National Society of Accountants, the American Accounting Association, and Maine Society of CPA's. In the community, she is the Treasurer of St. John's Organ Society and member of the Beal College Business Studies Advisory Board and Beal College Medical Assisting Program Advisory Board. As well as serving on a number of Husson committees, she is a member of Sigma Beta Delta, an honors business society.
Effective communication of course material is of utmost importance for a successful class. Because I instruct several beginning accounting courses for the College of Business, it is imperative that I present the material in an organized, coherent, and structured manner. I assign problems for homework, projects for reinforced learning, and in-class group work for further emphasis of the material. I also stress, throughout my courses, academic integrity because I believe this leads to professional integrity.