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Karen Huchting

Professor & Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence

Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES

Department of Educational Leadership and Administration

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Biography

Karen (Karie) Huchting, Ph.D. is a tenured associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Loyola Marymount University School of Education, and is a core faculty member in the Doctoral (Ed.D.) Program in Leadership for Social Justice, where she teaches quantitative research methods and dissertation writing courses. In April 2021, Dr. Huchting became the director of LMU's Center for Teaching Excellence.

Dr. Huchting's expertise is in quantitative research methodology and survey construction. She is skilled at mixed methods research, assessment, and program evaluation. Broadly speaking, her research focuses on educational psychology and issues of social justice in education. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters related to the preparation of educational leaders to challenge the status quo. She has also authored manuscripts examining the transition of students from high school into college. She is an author of a textbook on classroom assessment practices and has served as the principal investigator on several federal and foundation grants.

Dr. Huchting currently serves as an editor for a peer-reviewed academic journal and as Chair of a Special Interest Group for the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Her educational background includes a Ph.D. in Applied Social Psychology and an M.A. in Education.

Education

Claremont Graduate University

Ph.D, Applied Social Psychology

2009

Claremont Graduate University

M.A., Applied Social Psychology

2007

Loyola Marymount University

M.A., Education

2004

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Areas of Expertise

Statistics/SPSSGrant WritingHigher EducationAssessmentSurvey DevelopmentTeachingResearchEducational PsychologyPublic SpeakingStudent AffairsDissertation Writing and Editing

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Fulbright Specialist Roster | professional

Fulbright Specialist Roster

Affiliations

  • Fulbright Specialist Roster
  • American Educational Research Association
  • Sigma Xi
  • Psi Chi
  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • Alpha Sigma Nu

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  • Spanish