Karen Kashmanian Oates
Deputy Division Director, Education and Human Resources Directorate
National Science Foundation
Karen Kashmanian Oates has joined Harrisburg University of Science and Technology as its first Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is a new university developed in an urban city in response to economic and educational needs of the region. The University is one of just a few secular not-for-profit universities which has been developed in the 21st century. As Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Dr. Oates is responsible for academic curriculum including hiring of all faculty and student affairs professionals. In her capacity she has begun institutional and classroom assessment as an ongoing integrative process.