Karen KassebaumCourtesy Professor
PH.D. (2015) Educational Administration, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
M.A. (1999) Curriculum and Instruction/Educational Psychology
B.A. (1996) Elementary Education K-6
A.A & A.S (1993) Education/Pre-Nursing
Karen Kassebaum serves as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Inclusive Leadership and Learning. Serving as a leader of diversity education for institution-wide learning and engagement, Kassebaum develops and coordinates efforts for institutional-wide diversity education while also developing resources for diverse staff talent searches, onboarding, retention success.
Kassebaum has served in roles that included the Director of Staff Diversity and Inclusion for Human Resources and the Director of Recruitment for the College of Education and Human Sciences. Kassebaum’s diversity and inclusion viewpoints are fueled by research and lived experiences. She serves as a lecturer for the College of Education and Human Sciences, teaching 400-800 level courses focused on diversity and inclusion, administrative leadership and civil discourse.
Kassebaum is the founder of Athlete2Athlete, an organization that provides transitional mentoring training and leadership development skills for student athletes. Kassebaum is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated and the Omaha Chapter of the LINKS, Incorporated.
Kassebaum is a recipient of the Chancellor’s Fulfilling the Dream Award, the University of Nebraska Lincoln Board of Regents Kudo’s award.
She teaches courses related to diversity and inclusion including:
Multicultural Education TEAC330
Linguistic Need Bilingual and Culture SLPA488
Education Pluralistic Society TEAC861
First year seminar EDAD880
Administration Theory EDAD830
Areas of Expertise:
Diversity education teaching
Leadership development, education and training