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About Karen L. McComas

Karen L. McComas, EdD, earned a BA (1977) and MA (1978) in Speech Pathology and Audiology at Marshall University. In 2011, she earned a doctoral degree, majoring in Curriculum and Instruction with an area of emphasis in social inquiry. Dr. McComas worked as a speech-language pathologist in the public schools from 1978-1986 and joined the faculty of Marshall University in August of 1986. Currently, she is the Assistant Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning and the NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative. Dr. McComas’ research activities include narrative studies, based on oral and life histories, about the development of research identities in women and the lives of family members of individuals who have disabilities. Additionally, she is engaged in an ethnographic study of a community of research practice and a study of research as a pedagogical strategy.


Present NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative, Marshall University
Present Assistant Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Marshall University
Present Professor, Communication Disorders, Marshall University

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Marshall University
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