Karen Lynn Ellefsen Ph. D.

Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Education

Areas of Expertise:

  • ​Early Childhood Education/Action Research/Scholarly Writing and Voice/ Mentoring 


  • ​Walden University, Ph.D. Early Childhood Education, Minneapolis, MN


  • ​Content Analysis of Archetypical Portrayal of Females in Picture Books Read in Preschool Classrooms 

Research Areas of Interest:

  • ​Student Engagement/Empowerment/Student Success Tools
  • Inclusion/Diversity/Equality

Certifications and /or Licenses:

  • ​Permament NY State Teaching Certificate

Select Publications:

  • ​Dissertation through Walden University available on Scholarly Works 

Select Professional Experience:

  • ​40 years of teaching (preschool through high school, adult continuing education, and college-undergraduate through doctorate)