Karen Hansen-Morgan, Ed.D.

Adjunct Faculty,
Department of Leadership and Administration

I have an EdD in higher education along with MA degrees in Communication Studies and Adult and Community Education/Curriculum and Educatational Technology (double major). I recently returned to graduate school to study Rhetoric and composit ion for a third master's in English. I have expertise in higher education, communication, management, quality, business analysis, training, and technical and creative writing with experience working in higher education, the pharmaceutical industry, government, health, law, property management, and agriculture.

Overall, my research consists of a pragmatic and broad intersectionality approach to the areas of identity, communication, and education. Each of my areas of study represents a junction of thought designed to advance the conversations that are difficult, yet necessary to build understanding between people of diverse (and often divisive) backgrounds. I use the concepts of dialogue and dialectics to frame much of my work, using critical theory to explore points of difference. Foundational scholars I often reference in my work include Martin Buber, Mikhail Bakhtin, bell hooks, Paulo Freire, Leslie Baxter, Angela Duckworth, Vincent Tinto, and Alexander and Helen Astin.

Research methodologies I have used and taught include quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, grounded theory, case studies, rhetorical, and archival, using big data, surveys, focus groups, and interviews in the fields of higher education, adult and community education, curriculum, educational technology, communication, rhetoric, diversity, disability, and women's studies.

Other areas of expertise include management, software validation, technical and creative writing and editing, business analysis, agriculture, property management, educational technology, leadership, public speaking, and organizational studies. I am also interested in the application of gaming interaction and technology to higher education (gamification). 

I write a blog where you may find dragons here: https://kmmorgan1227.wixsite.com/kmhm/blog

Education

  • Doctorate in Adult, Community, and Higher Education
    Ball State University
  • Master's in Communication Studies
    Ball State University
  • Master's in Adult & Community Education, Curriculum & Instructional Technnology
    Ball State University
  • Bachelor's in Public Relations & Organizational Communication
    Brigham Young University

Research Interests

Student persistence, assessment, teaching and learning, communication, 19th C rhetoric, writing programs, research methodologies, leadership

Program Affiliations

Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction Doctor of Education

This customizable degree is designed to help you advance your understanding of a wide range of curriculum development and instructional methods that can improve teaching and learning in diverse educational settings.

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Ed.D. in Instructional Technology Doctor of Education

This customizable degree is designed to help you advance your understanding of methods of instructional technology for a wide range of educational settings. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.

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Ed.D. in Leadership Doctor of Education

The Doctor of Education in Leadership program is designed to help you advance your leadership and research skills within your chosen discipline, whatever that may be. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.

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Ed.D. in Nursing Education Doctor of Education

The Doctorate in Nursing Education is for master’s degree nurses who want to help address the growing need for more RNs in today’s ever-expanding healthcare system. The American College of Education Ed.D in Nursing Education program is a fully online curriculum to prepare nurses as educators in either an academic or professional development setting. The program uses a unique interdisciplinary approach to focus on the science of teaching and learning. Students will engage in scholarly research to support their dissertation while developing the competencies to create and evaluate curriculum, develop effective teaching strategies, use innovative technology to promote learning and much more as they prepare to educate the next generation of nurses.

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Ed.D. in Public Health Education Doctor of Education

The customizable Doctorate in Public Health Education is designed for healthcare educators and professionals who wish to address public health issues through education in local, national and international communities at the post-master’s level.

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Ed.D. in Second Language Instruction Doctor of Education

The Doctorate of Education in Second Language Instruction is designed for professionals with a master’s degree who wish to advance their second language instruction skills and knowledge at the post-master’s level. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.

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Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction Educational Specialist

The Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction degree is for leaders who wish to advance their skills in curriculum development and instructional methods at the post-master’s level without having to complete a dissertation.

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Ed.S. in Instructional Technology Educational Specialist

The Educational Specialist in Instructional Technology degree for leaders who want to advance their knowledge in instructional technology at the post-master’s level without needing to complete a dissertation. You will use theoretical foundations and current real-world practices to support the development of relevant technology that meet the needs of diverse learners.

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Ed.S. in Leadership Educational Specialist

The Educational Specialist in Leadership degree is designed for leaders who wish to pursue advanced training at the post-master’s level without having to complete a dissertation. You will learn advanced leadership skills and competencies that will make you a more effective leader.

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Ed.S. in Nursing Education Educational Specialist

This program is perfect for nurses who want to advance their knowledge in nursing education beyond a master’s degree without completing a dissertation. It’s also stackable, if you decide after completing the Ed.S. program that you would like to continue and complete an Ed.D. program with a dissertation. This means that you can apply your Ed.S. credits to the Ed.D. in Nursing Education and complete that program in just 37 credits.

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Ed.S. in Public Health Education Educational Specialist

The Education Specialist in Public Health Education degree is designed for educators and healthcare professionals who wish to address public health issues through education in local, national and international communities at the post-master’s level without having to complete a dissertation.

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Ed.S. in Second Language Instruction Educational Specialist

The Educational Specialist in Second Language Instruction is for professionals with a master’s degree who wish to advance their second language instruction skills and knowledge at the post-master’s level without having to complete a dissertation. Students will become more effective leaders in the field of Second Language Instruction through in-depth knowledge of research-based theories of language acquisition, assessment and instructional methods, strategies that promote cultural understanding, and current best practices to meet the needs of second language learners across diverse educational settings.

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