Karen Ferguson, PhD, GPHR

Vice President of Student Retention


Area of Expertise:
• Human Resources
• Higher Education
• Online Teaching and Learning
• Training
• Instructional Design

• Ph.D., University of Louisville
• M.S., University of Louisville
• B.S., Southern Illinois University Carbondale

• The impact of human resource management systems on firm performance

Selected Publications:
• “The Organizational Impact of Human Resource Systems,” Journal of Management Development (June, 2010)
• “Next Step: A family literacy program,” Family Literacy Forum (Fall, 2005)
• “Gaming with limits,” Innovate Journal of Online Education, (December/January 2005)

Selected Professional Experience:
• Program Chair, Franklin University
• Adjunct Professor, University of Louisville
• Consultant, Training and Organizational Performance
• External Program Evaluator, American Public University System
• Research Fellow, US Army Research Institute