Karen J. Birkenfeld

Assistant Professor

Birkenfeld, Karen

Contact Information

Email: kjbirken@samford.edu
Phone: 726-4492
Fax: 726-4274
Office: Orlean Bullard Beeson Hall 304

Biographical Information

Karen Birkenfeld came to Samford in fall 2007 as a teacher in residence in the department of teacher education and joined the faculty in 2010. She teaches math, science and social studies methods courses and co-teaches additional courses in lesson and curriculum design to undergraduate teacher candidates. Her research experiences include current dissertation work at the University of West Georgia in the area of K-12/university partnerships and the critical elements of these associations. As an outgrowth, her research interests center around communities of practice. She is passionate about teaching and fostering mentoring relationships with undergraduate students. She is married to Tommy and they have one son, Tyler.

Education:
Ed.S. Elementary Education, Samford University
M.Ed. Elementary Education, University of Montevallo
B.S. Elementary Education, University of Montevallo