Dr. Karen A. Dowling has taught in Indiana public K-12 education as a secondary Spanish and Japanese teacher in Indianapolis and Muncie, Indiana. Dr. Dowling was an instructor at Ball State University in Educational Studies for curriculum and instructional methods, student teaching, and multicultural education courses. Before moving to Indiana Wesleyan in 2012 as director of the Department of Adult Teacher Licensure Programs, Dr. Dowling taught Spanish at Taylor University. She has received such honors as Muncie Central High School teacher of the year and the Project-E Excellence in Education teaching award, and has been awarded various community grants. Dr. Dowling traveled to Japan as a member of the Fulbright Memorial Fund (Japan) and Toyota International Teacher Program, and has taken educational trips to Spain, Chicago and Japan with students. She and her husband, Trent, a commercial lender at Star Financial Bank, have two young sons, Jared, an avid sports fan, scout and student council member in Wes-Del Community Schools, and Joel, an Elvis and Beatles fan, sports fan, and student council member.
- B.A., 1997, Ball State University
- M.A., 2004, Ball State University
- Ph.D., 2012, Ball State University