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Dr. Karen Love

Program Chair, Bachelors and Masters of Organizational Leadership

Dr. Karen C. Love serves as Program Chair for the Bachelors and Masters of Organizational Leadership Studies. She began her professional career as Risk Manager and Corporate Trainer for G E Capital Credit University. Her educational background includes an MBA and Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Science. Dr. Love’s research interest includes nonprofit sustainability through leadership, emotional intelligence and system thinking. She is a member of Trinity Baptist Community Church of Crystal Lake, Ill., where she was ordained into the ministry in 2012.

Dr. Love is Vice Chairperson for a nonprofit foundation serving Christ, church and the community by providing leadership thought forums, education, cardiovascular screenings, performing arts, S.T.E.M. robotics teams, prison ministry and homeless services both locally and globally.  She loves mentoring teens into discipleship, hosting international students, running, music, praise dancing, and singing.