Karen Jenkins

Karen Jenkins

Doctoral Student

PhD, Information Sciences, Illinois (in progress)

BA, Psychology and Pre-Medical, Kean University

MPH, Program Planning and Health Policy, A. T. Still University

MIS, Business Analytics, Robert Morris University

MBA, Management, Robert Morris University

Research focus

Delving into the uncharted territories of digital literacy and blockchain's impact on education. Focused on unraveling the mysteries of data usage, sharing, retrieval, and access to information to take action. Topics aligning with emerging technologies in analytics, broadband, and workforce.

Honors and Awards

  • 2014 Graduate College Technology Scholarship 
  • 2015 Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society Induction 
  • 2015 Graduate College Business Scholarship 
  • 2019 Central Illinois Business 40 Under 40


Publications & Papers

Hoang, T. M. H., Bentley, B., Jenkins, K. V., Reinhart, C., & Tabb, K. M. (2022). Network Coordinator Perceptions of Early Childhood Community Systems Building and Development Efforts.

Smith, D. C., Evans, J. M., Reinhart, C. A., Taylor, S. E., Begum, S., & Jenkins, K. V. (2022). Adolescent Perceptions of Substance Use Problem Resolution and Recovery.