Graduate Studies

Sister Karen Hokanson, SND, Faculty, Technology for the Educator

Assistant Professor Karen Hokanson, SND, Ed.D, is deeply rooted in a religious tradition that is more than two centuries old, but everything about this dynamic educator is post-modern, as she takes her undergraduate and graduate students through the rapidly changing challenge of teaching in a world driven by technology. Now in her twelfth year at Emmanuel College, Sister Karen was a keynote presenter at a national meeting speaking on "An Introduction to Social Networking and its uses for Religious Congregations" (New England Communicators Network for Religious Women, March 3, 2011) and recently authored an article on how "Religious Congregations Collaborate" (Sisters of Sister Joseph, Soundings, Vol. 35, No. 3, Spring 2013).  True to her vocation as a lifelong educator, she taught and served as a principal in Boston Archdiocese high schools in preparation for her later career, preparing students at Emmanuel College for their own teaching careers. "I am most passionate about teaching and preparing educators for positions of leadership in K-12 classrooms.  I love teaching and living in the city of Boston and make every effort to participate in the many activities that are part of Boston," she says.

Courses:
Graduate:
Technology for the Educator

Undergraduate:
Technologies, Social Media, and Society
Managing the Classroom Learning Environment
Great American Experiment: Education for all in a Diverse Society