Karen Gross Higher Education Expert

Karen is an educator and an author. Prior to becoming a college president, she was a tenured law professor for two plus decades. Her academic areas of expertise include trauma, toxic stress, consumer finance, overindebtedness and asset building in low income communities. She currently serves as Senior Counsel at Finn Partners Company. From 2011 to 2013, She served (part and full time) as Senior Policy Advisor to the US Department of Education in Washington, DC. She was the Department's representative on the interagency task force charged with redesigning the transition assistance program for returning service members and their families. From 2006 to 2014, she was President of Southern Vermont College, a small, private, affordable, four-year college located in Bennington, VT. In Spring 2016, she was a visiting faculty member at Bennington College in VT. She also teaches part-time st Molly Stark Elementary School, also in Vt. She is also an Affiliate of the Penn Center for MSIs. She is the author of adult and children’s books, the most recent of which are titled Breakaway Learners (adult) and  Lucy’s Dragon Quest. Karen holds a bachelor degree in English and Spanish from Smith College and Juris Doctor degree (JD) in Law from Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law.

 
Toothpaste, Genies and Apologies: We Need to Worry about our Children

Toothpaste, Genies and Apologies: We Need to Worry about our Children

We know you can’t put toothpaste back in the tube — not matter how hard you try.

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Lady Lucy’s Dinosaur Quest: A Joyful Christmas Release in the UK

Lady Lucy’s Dinosaur Quest: A Joyful Christmas Release in the UK

Let me begin here: I write a children’s book series titled Lady Lucy’s Quest about a feisty multi-racial heroine who becomes a knight in the Middle Ages.

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11 Ways to Create New Holiday Traditions

11 Ways to Create New Holiday Traditions

Across cultures, we have a myriad of holiday traditions.

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How to Help Students and Others Process the Presidential Election and Its Aftermath

How to Help Students and Others Process the Presidential Election and Its Aftermath

When we listen and watch what occurred during election night and in the days after, one has to wonder how to help children process what they are seeing and hearing.

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Time to Prepare for the US Election Results and Its Aftermath

Time to Prepare for the US Election Results and Its Aftermath

Are you worried about the election results? We are all regardless of the outcome.

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