School of Literature, Media, and Communication, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
Director of The Communication Center
Karen Head (PhD University of Nebraska) is Director of the Communication Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and an Assistant Professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. Since 2006, she has been a Visiting Scholar at Technische Universität-Dortmund, Germany, where she serves as the primary consultant for their academic center. Her research areas focus on writing and communication theory and pedagogical practice, especially in the following areas: implementation and development of writing centers, writing program administration, communication ecologies, technical communication, business communication, multidisciplinary communication, and creative writing (especially as it applies to extended risk-taking in subsequent communication projects). In 2012-13, she was part of the GT team awarded a Gates Foundation Grant to develop one of the first Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) focused on college writing, and she has published several articles about the experience.