Karen Merson is a lecturer at
Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy. For more than twenty years, Merson has
been an organizational development consultant, working with nonprofit, for-profit and governmental organizations. From 1992 to 2001, she designed
and delivered management training programs for the American Management Association
and also worked with the Anti-Defamation League in designing and delivering
their corporate diversity training programs throughout the United States.
In 1995, Merson found her true
calling when she was appointed as an adjunct professor of management at New
York University's McGhee Division. In 1997 she received the Excellence in Teaching
Award from New York University School of Continuing and Professional
Studies. She came to the New School’s
Milano School for Management and Urban Policy
in 2001 where she is currently on contract as a visiting full-time faculty
member. At Milano, Merson teaches
courses in the core curriculum, including the new signature course “Making a
Difference," a requirement for all incoming students. She also teaches courses in the
Organizational Change Management concentration. She serves actively on Milano’s diversity committee.
Merson’s primary areas of
interest are social justice, diversity, and social change. She will soon complete her doctorate at Fielding Graduate University
in Human and Organizational Development with an emphasis on transformative
learning for social justice.
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