Prof. Evans serves as the Director of Undergraduate Management Programs and, beginning in Fall 2009, will be serving as the Director of the Your Lawrence Tech Quest Program. So get ready to hear a lot about Quest, and how being a Quest participant can prepare you for your career! As a faculty member, Prof. Evans teaches University Seminar, Business Issues and Practices, and Business Law at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
A Lawrence Tech alumnus, Karen Evans graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Humanities and a minor in Psychology, and was presented with the Genevieve Dooley Award for Outstanding Humanities Graduate. She went on to study at Wayne State University Law School, earning her Juris Doctor degree in May 2006. After passing the Michigan bar exam, Karen Evans became a licensed attorney in November 2006.
During law school, Karen Evans interned with Judge Phyllis McMillen in Michigan's 51st District Court and with Justice Marilyn Kelly on the Michigan Supreme Court. She participated in Moot Court, winning a spot on the outside competition team during her second year of law school and a spot on the National Team her third year. Her National Team earned a regional award and went on to compete in the National Moot Court Competition in New York City. She earned several scholarships and academic awards, including the Best Appellate Brief award and the Bronze Key designation. She was also named a Lombard Fellow for outstanding involvement in student leadership.
Professionally, Karen has experience in areas of both law and business. She has experience with complex civil and commercial litigation, has served as in-house counsel and senior project manager to an entrepreneurial marketing and web design firm and has served as a legal consultant on issues of business formation, contract law, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets to startup and small businesses in southeast Michigan. Karen previously served LTU as an Admissions Counselor. She is a member of the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce, the State Bar of Michigan, and serves her church as a member of the Board of Deacons, as a preschool instructor and as a youth leader.
Karen's main areas of academic interest are intellectual property law, Constitutional law, marketing and entrepreneurship. She is committed to the academic and professional success of Lawrence Tech students.