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About Karen Bradley

Dr. Bradley obtained her B.A. in English, along with a secondary teaching certification from Providence College. After teaching middle school, she worked as a university administrator for seven years and a program specialist for the State of Massachusetts, developing employee training programs for profit and non-profit organizations.

She received her M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Boston College, and M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Stanford University in 1994. Her research and her classes blend her interest in organizational processes, education, and gender.

Much of Dr. Bradley's research has examined women’s participation within higher education by field and by level of attainment within countries throughout the world. She is currently collaborating with Dr. John Richardson on a research project investigating the development of the field of educational psychology over time within the United States. Several Western students have worked as research assistants on these projects.


Present Affiliated Faculty, Western Washington University Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program
Present Professor, Western Washington University Department of Sociology


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Contact Information

Sociology Department
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA 98225-9081
Arntzen Hall 532
Phone: (360) 650-3001
Fax: 360-650-7295


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