Associate Professor and General Education Program Director
Areas of Expertise:
General education program development and assessment
Ancient and medieval art history
Dr. Scott Karakas currently serves as Associate Professor and General Education Program Director at NLU's Chicago campus. He has been working in academia since 1999.
Recent projects include a chapter on “Expressions of Chronic Pain and Suffering in Western Art” for the 2011 book Maldynia: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the Illness of Chronic Pain; a presentation on “Some ‘Dos and Don’ts’ for General Education Programme Assessment” for the June 2012 conference on General Education and University Curriculum Reform in Hong Kong; and serving as guest editor for the 2012 thematic issue on “The Future of Postsecondary STEM Education in the US” for Synesis: A Journal of Science, Technology, Ethics, and Policy by the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.
Ph.D. in Art History, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A. in Art History, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
B.A. in Art History (summa cum laude), University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Research and Interests:
General education program development and assessment Ancient and medieval art history Active learning strategies Online and e-learning Critical and creative thinking