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About Elena E. Karpova

With an innovative and meticulous approach to teaching, Elena Karpova has already made a significant mark on both her students and the curriculum at Iowa State. Karpova has worked diligently to improve her instruction since arriving at Iowa State in 2005, adapting from the traditional, lecture-driven environment of her native Russian educational system to the more active, student-centered American classroom. This background has encouraged her to focus on preparing global citizens who can effectively communicate across cultural and national boundaries.


Present Associate Professor, Iowa State University Department of Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Fulbright Specialist Roster Candidate. Institute of International Education’s Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, February 22, 2016
  • 2014 Paper of Distinction Award (Sustainability Track)
  • 2012 Wakonse Fellow. Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Iowa State University.

Contact Information

1072 LeBaron
626 Morrill Rd
Ames, IA 50011-2100


Peer - Reviewed Articles (13)

ITAA Conference Proceedings (16)