Karen HuntEducation

PhD, MEd, BS, Louisiana State University

Research Interests

Studies of learning environments; politics and policy in education; teacher supervision and assessment; personnel evaluation; teacher self-efficacy; school organizational efficacy; quantitative, qualitative, and historical research methods


Dr. Hunt earned her PhD in Educational Administration after teaching in K–12 special education for 15 years. Her career in higher education began at the University of Connecticut for two years and continued at the University of Georgia for eight years. She has taught graduate courses in educational research and educational politics and policy for both universities in their educational leadership graduate degree programs. She has worked extensively with doctoral students as a chair and committee member in developing, conducting, and analyzing research for their dissertation studies. Dr. Hunt’s research is published in nine professional journal articles and a book chapter. She was the co-author of a statewide on-the-job assessment system for teacher certification in Louisiana.