Dr. Karen Palmer teaches English at Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona. Karen lives with her husband, four children, a Great Pyrenees, and what feels like a million chickens in a farmhouse they renovated themselves in the Verde Valley. In her spare time, Karen enjoys reading, gardening, baking, working with women’s ministries in her church, and, of course, spending time with her family.
Karen earned her BA in English from Northern Arizona University in 1998, her MA in Rhetoric and Composition from NAU in 2000, and her PhD in Women’s Studies from Trinity Theological Seminary in 2015.
Karen has been teaching composition at the college level since 1999. She has designed curriculum for and taught courses ranging from developmental writing to advanced, upper division composition at community colleges and universities across the state of Arizona.
In addition, Karen has published two books and several magazine articles on goal setting and organization. She teaches workshops on these topics to women in business each year at a retreat in beautiful Sedona, Arizona.
Karen believes that every human being has a unique purpose on this planet–something that they are supposed to do to make the world a better place. Her passion is helping people find their purpose and giving them the tools they need to achieve it.