Karen Angeline is an award-winning writer, editor and teacher. Long, long ago, she was a doctoral student in Modern Literature at the University of Southern California, where in a rare moment of prescience, she realized that she could not write about Samuel Beckett for the rest of her working life. So she began a career in old-school publishing—printed magazines, books, and newspapers.
Her credits include staff positions at Inc., Bicycle Guide, On Wisconsin, American Times, and The Wisconsin Academy of Arts and Sciences. She was the founding managing editor of American Girl magazine. In the School of Journalism at the University of Wisconsin at Madison she was an adjunct lecturer, teaching courses called The Magazine and Feature Writing. She also gained experience in community-centered journalism as the staff writer for the Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital monthly newspaper.
She joined the Professional Writing Program in 2008 and teaches English 394 Business Writing. Her students have described her teaching as “passionate” and “inspiring.” In the classroom she applies lessons from her experiences as a student of ice dance and Parelli Natural Horsemanship and as a teacher of hatha yoga.
Karen is also a parent advocate for people with intellectual disabilities. Her presentation to the University of Maryland School of Social Work has been published as a teaching DVD called “Parenting a Child with a Disability: An Insider’s Perspective.”