Karen H. Gardiner

Karen H. Gardiner teaches in the Department of English at The University of Alabama. From 2002 to 2015, she served as writing program administrator with the First-Year Writing Program, one of UA’s largest undergraduate programs, first as assistant and associate director and then as program director from 2008 to 2015. She is now the coordinator of academic integrity initiatives for the College of Arts and Sciences, but she continues to teach Cuba-themed courses for the First-Year Writing Program. She has previously presented on the First-Year Writing Program’s Alabama-Cuba Writing Collaboration project at the Alabama-Cuba Conference in Havana (2012) and at the Writing Research Across Borders Conference in Paris (2014).