Karen King

Karen King

Karen King

Associate Professor

Curriculum Design Processes; Leadership and Professional Development; Global Residency Programs and Curriculum; Administration of Higher Education Programs; Case Method Pedagogy

Karen Marsh King is an Assistant Professor of Business in the Business Foundations area of the George Mason University School of Business.  Before joining the faculty at the George Mason University, she was a Director at the University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business for seventeen years. In this role she was focused on the administrative side of operations in support of the MBA program at the Darden Graduate School of Business, the development of faculty research services, and the development of integrated learning experiences for graduate MBA students. In addition, she served as an adjunct faculty member for twelve years with teaching and committee responsibilities in a graduate program at Catholic University of America in Washington DC.  King is committed to developing international curriculum and experiences for graduate and undergraduate business students.  She served as a faculty member onboard the Semester at Sea voyage from May 2014 to August 2014 sailing from the United Kingdom to Portugal, Spain, Scotland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, and Poland. King and a fellow Business Foundations faculty member were awarded an International Program Development Grant from the George Mason Global Education Office to develop a Global Residency Course in Singapore and Thailand. 

Selected Publications

“It Takes a Team – Report on the Development and Implementation of an Active Online Learning Unit Created for a GMU Business Core Class on Business Research - In Response to COVID-19 Crisis” presentation at the BLINC and CABAL Business Libraries in North Carolina and the Capital Area Business Academic Libraries Joint Annual Conference. Co-presenters: Jo Ann Henson, Kelly Bennett, & Dr. Karen M. King. Virginia and North Carolina online virtual conference format. July 2020

“International Collaboration Among Social Science Scholars” Defense of Dissertation. Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia.  Committee: Patrick Meyer, Christian Steinmetz, Justin Thompson, Brian Pusser (Chair). University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. February 2017.

“Leveraging Our Knowledge and Expertise in the Implementation of Faculty Information Systems (FIS)” presentation at the Asian Pacific Business School Librarians Group, European Business School Librarians Group, and American Business Library Directors Joint International Conference. Singapore School of Business, Singapore, Singapore. May 2016.

“How to Make Your Projects and Papers Smooth Sailing” presentation at Student Orientation Semester At Sea Summer Voyage, Underway with the MV Explorer on the ocean between South Hampton, United Kingdom and Lisbon, Portugal. June 2014.

“The Collaboration Between Darden Finance Club to Teach MBA Students about Business Research and Databases: A Qualitative Study” presentation at Bridging the Spectrum Annual Research Symposium, Catholic University of America, School of Library and Information Science, Washington D.C. January 2012.

“Kindle DX Pilot for the Delivery of Teaching Materials at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business” presentation at Bridging the Spectrum Annual Research Symposium, Catholic University of America, School of Library and Information Science.  January 2010.

“The Amazon Kindle DX Pilot at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business: Tech Project Overview and Survey Results” presentation at the Southeastern EduCause Conference, Baltimore, Maryland. January 2010.


  • PhD – University of Virginia, Curry School of Education
  • MBA – James Madison University, School of Business Administration and Economics
  • MSLIS – Catholic University, School of Library and Information Science
  • BA –University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, College of Arts and Sciences