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Karen M. Ingle

College of Education

Professor of Education


BA in Elementary Education, Vanguard University
MIT in Education, Northwest University
EdD in Organizational Leadership, Southeastern University


Dr. Karen Ingle has taught in the College of Education at Southeastern University since the fall of 2012. She began her education career in the classroom and enjoyed teaching at various grade levels from kindergarten to eighth grade. Dr. Ingle then transitioned from the classroom to administration and served as a principal for private Christian schools in Chicago and Seattle. Her experience as an administrator provided many opportunities to lead organizations through strategic change and growth.

In 2017, Dr. Ingle began teaching in the Ed.D. program. She teaches Principles of Leadership and Ethics, Public Policy, Program Evaluation, Organizational Change and Strategies, and Organizational Behavior. Her areas of research include predictive factors of successful teachers, emotional intelligence, effective leadership styles and theories, public policy, and organizational leadership.

Dr. Ingle is passionate about educating and encouraging others in their pursuit of organizational leadership and a doctoral degree. She considers it a privilege to teach at Southeastern University and invest in her students' education. In addition, Dr. Ingle loves seeing how God uses the doctoral journey to develop researchers and to lead graduate students into new career opportunities.

Being involved in the SEU community is also a priority of Dr. Ingle. In 2019, she was instrumental in helping to establish the Center for Women in Leadership (CWL) at SEU. The focus of the center is to help equip young women to serve Christ and the world through Spirit-empowered life, learning, and leadership. CWL sponsors several events throughout the school year and offers a cohort certificate leadership program annually.