Karen M.Lund

Ms. Lund, the Director of Field Experience and Clinical Practice for the English Teacher Education program, brings to her work at Stony Brook a wide-range of professional experiences and interests. She began her career in Farmingdale, where she taught in the English Department at the secondary level for 14 years. She then took the opportunity to work on the elementary level in the gifted and talented program. Ms. Lund served as the Head of School at Grace Day School in Massapequa, where she developed programs and curriculum with the faculty. She has also served as a District Director of Language Arts and Reading in various districts, including Islip, Mineola and Shoreham-Wading River. She worked as an Assistant Principal in the Garden City School.

After retirement from the public school system, Ms. Lund taught in several programs at Stony Brook. She worked in the MALS program through the Teacher Centers providing courses in Alternative Assessment, Writing Across the Curriculum and Differentiated Instruction. In the Educational Leadership program, she taught Supervision and Evaluation as well as Personnel. Presently, she is working in the PEP program. She has taught Educational Theory and Practice, Methods I, Student Teacher Supervision/Seminar and Adolescent Literature. Ms. Lund completed her undergraduate studies at the State University at Oneonta in 1971. She holds permanent certification in English grades Nursery-6 and Grades 7-12. She completed her MALS degree and an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Labor-Management Relations here at Stony Brook. She has also completed numerous Doctoral-level courses at Columbia's Teachers College in the area of curriculum/program development and gifted education.

Ms. Lund as a consultant has worked with faculties in curriculum and program development, including portfolio assessment and interdisciplinary curriculum design. She has presented at professional conferences on "Development of Language in the Primary Grades"and "Program Development for the Gifted and Talented".

Ms. Lund is involved in educational programming at the Oysterponds Historical Society in Orient, New York. She participates in the planning of programs for children using the exhibits in the museums to promote critical thinking and creativity.