Dr. Karen Palumbo
Director of Graduate Progams and Professor of Marketing
"I believe that students can learn most effectively when they are actively engaged in the classroom and enjoying the educational experience. Open-ended discussions, creative presentations, and interactive group projects add to students' ability to master new concepts and put theory into practice. Real-life experience is added to textbook study to provide a more complete understanding of the business world."
Karen Palumbo is the Assistant Dean and Director of Graduate Programs for the Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership. She teaches courses in e-commerce, marketing, management information systems, and computer information systems at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She graduated from Northcentral University in Prescott, Arizona, with a Ph.D. in Business Administration and a focus in e-Commerce and has a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame. Karen has extensive experience in internet startups since 1997, involved in ground level development and strategic deployment. Her career has included 20 years experience in the software engineering industry, serving in leadership and management roles, sales, marketing, and TQM, as well as experience in the non-profit sector.
Areas of Expertise
Strategic Management, Marketing, E-Commerce, Strategic Human Resource Management, Organizational Leadership, Sales Management, Budgeting & Forecasting, Systems Analysis & Design, Manufacturing Accounting Information Systems, Financial Accounting, Strategy Development, Technology Strategy & Planning, Change Planning & Leadership, Real Estate Management