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Department of Educational Foundations & Literacy

Lovinger Building Room 3155
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.8641
Dr. Dawna Lisa (Buchanan) Butterfield, Chair

Dr. Karen Foster

Dr. Karen Foster

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Dr. Karen Foster Professional Bio:

Dr. Foster has taught in public, parochial, and private schools across the country before entering the university level in 1991 in teacher education. As a tenured associate professor, she teaches literacy courses for students in the elementary, special education, and middle school programs, as well as the introduction to education course and its field experience. Recent research interests include the impact on short term study tours on university students as well as schools in the Japanese-American internment camps in Arkansas during WW II (September, 1942 to May, 1945).


  • Ed.D., Elementary Education, University of Nrothern Colorado, specialty areas: Reading/Lanagage Arts and Research
  • M.L.A., Liberal Arts, Southern Methodist University
  • B.S. Ed., Elementary Education, English Minor, University of Oklahoma