Karen Hornsby

Karen Hornsby

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Liberal Studies Pre-Law Coordinator
Ph.D. Bowling Green State University
Applied Ethics, Political Philosophy and Axiology
(336) 285-2321
kLhornsb@ncat.edu
GCB Room 405
Curriculum Vitae

 

Karen Hornsby received her Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University in applied ethics and was selected as a 2005-2006 Carnegie Scholar to conduct research on the development of undergraduate students’ moral reasoning skills. Currently, she serves as a Teagle Assessment Scholar and co-directs the Wabash-Provost Scholars—a group of undergraduate researchers who gather and analyze qualitative data about the student learning environment. In 2011 Karen was selected as the university's Faculty Advisor of the Year and in 2012 Karen was conferred the Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award for Region 3 by the National Academic Advising Association. Dr. Hornsby was selected as the 2014 Carnegie/CASE North Carolina Professor of the Year and honored at a Washington, D.C. awards ceremony. She regularly conducts workshops on scholarly teaching and has published articles on student learning nationally and internationally. For the last 10 years, Karen has partnered with Wade Maki (University of North Carolina Greensboro) to create numerous digital learning objects including "The Virtual Philosopher" and "The Virtual Executive." For relaxation, Karen enjoys organic gardening and maintains a sustainable ecological environment with rain barrels, vermiculture, and seed saving practices.