Karen Greenberg received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from New York University in 1981. Her research interests include applied linguistics, critical linguistics, discourse analysis, stylistics, and Web 2.0 teaching and learning. She has published numerous texts and essays on sociolinguistic approaches to analyzing and teaching writing, and she co-wrote the student instructions for multiple higher education software programs developed by Academic Systems Corp.
Prof. Greenberg is currently working on on a book-length study of the impact of social networking on college students' learning processes. Her research examines how students perceive the experience of working in online communities and networks wherein they are encouraged to co-create, collaborate and share knowledge, and fully participate in their learning.
For the past decade, Prof. Greenberg has served as the CUNY-wide Faculty Blackboard Trainer; recently she created CUNY's and Hunter's online Faculty Resource Site For Teaching with Blackboard. She is currently helping faculty in the Graduate Center and the Online Baccalaureate Degree Program learn how to use Blackboard to help students improve their writing and research skills, and she is one of the faculty members who designed (and now manage) the CUNY Academic Commons--the faculty portal for teaching and learning with technology.