Dr. Karen Palumbo

Professor of Marketing

Email: kpalumbo@sf.edu
Phone: 260.399.7700, ext. 8312

Karen Palumbo is a Professor of Marketing  for the Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership. Dr. Palumbo has extensive experience in Internet startups since 1997 and has been involved in ground-level development and strategic deployment. Her career has included 20 years of experience in the software engineering industry, serving in leadership and management roles, sales, marketing and total quality management, as well as experience in the nonprofit sector.

Teaching Statement

“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.”

Professional Education

  • Ph.D. in Business Administration – North Central University, School of Business and Technology Management (4.0 GPA), 2005
    • Focus in e-commerce
  • MBA – University of Notre Dame (3.5 GPA), 1989

Areas of Expertise/Certification

  • E-Commerce
  • Marketing
  • Leadership


Scholarship of Teaching

  • Presenting at workshops on Teaching
  • Applying Technology to Teaching and Learning
  • Developing and Implementing New Courses
  • Designing Evaluation/Assessment Programs
  • Developing programs, including formulating program philosophies and conceptual frameworks
  • Writing Accreditation Program Reports

Scholarship of Application

  • Designing, implementing and evaluation a business symposium for area high school students:
  • Leading Development of Professional Practices in one’s field:  Consulting in One’s Area of Expertise
  • Participating in Professional Organizations

Scholarship of Discovery

  • Dissertation: Correlation of Disintermediation with Changes in Job Satisfaction for  Remaining Members of the Disintermediated Marketing Channel, 2005
  •  “Teaching and Working with Millennials” presented at the 2010 Fort Wayne Teaching Conference, sponsored by Fort Wayne area schools and deans at Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne
  •  “Teaching Students in Synchronous Case Negotiations,” presented at Educause 2007 National Conference in Orlando, Florida
  •  “E-Commerce Entrepreneurship Online Teaching and Learning,” presented at the IHETS (Indiana Higher Education Telecommunication Systems / IPSE (Indiana Partnership for Statewide Education) in West Lafayette, Indiana

Scholarship of Integration

  • May 2010: Workshop on “Sustainability in Difficult Economic Times” for executives of non-profit foundations receiving grants from Anthony Wayne Service’s Foundation
  • Fall 2009: Presentation on studies done to develop EPIC BBA and ACCTG programs presented to SoBEL Business Advisory Group and other invited business  executives
  • Fall 2008: Workshop on Training and Working with the Millennials” for Parkview’s quarterly training seminar for their Achieving Excellence initiative.

Community Service

  • 2011-present:  Blue Jacket Board member, Strategic Planning Committee Chair
  • 2010-present: Arts United Board member
  • 2009-2010: Blue Jackets Community Action Team
  • 2009-2010: Leadership Fort Wayne
  • 2007-present: American Management Association
  • 2006-2008: Business and Information Technology Academy
  • 2000-present: American Marketing Association
  • 1993-1999: Anthony Wayne Services Board of Directors
    • 1996-1999: Treasurer
  • 1989-1994: Three Rivers Food Co-op Board of Directors
    • President, 1994; Vice President, 1993; Treasurer, 1992

Curriculum Vitae

View Karen Palumbo’s curriculum vitae.