Dr. Karen Vignare

Associate Provost, Center for Innovation in Learning, UMUC

Karen VignarKaren Vignare currently serves as associate provost, Center for Innovation in Learning, at University of Maryland University College (UMUC). The Center for Innovation in Learning serves as the research and development arm of UMUC’s academic organization. Vignare is responsible for identifying innovations and collaboratively implementing them with core teams at UMUC.

Vignare has been part of the online learning field for more than 15 years. Before coming to UMUC, she was a director at MSUglobal at Michigan State University. She has published research on business models, special populations, open education, blended learning, corporate training, and data organization in online learning.

She has a PhD from Nova Southeastern University and an MBA from the William Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester.