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English language educator

Karen Vaught-Alexander, American English language educator. Named ORA Reading Teacher of Year Okefenokee Reading Association, 1986, Teacher of Year Valdosta Public Schools, 1988.


Vaught-Alexander, Karen was born on January 10, 1951 in Clinton, Iowa, United States. Daughter of Wallace Foster and Lamoyne (Mayes) Vaught.


Bachelor, Indiana University, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, 1988. Master of Arts, Indiana State University, 1972.


Graduate fellow, teaching assistant, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, 1970-1972;associate instructor, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, 1972-1973;associate instructor, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1973-1974;instructor, writing laboratory coordinator, South Georgia College, Douglas, 1975-1978;drama/English teacher, Brantley County High School, Nahunta, Georgia, 1980-1981;drama, French & English teacher, Atkinson County High School, Pearson, Georgia, 1981-1986;drama/English teacher, Valdosta (Georgia) High School, 1986-1988;instructor, Valdosta State College, 1988-1989;assistant Professor of English, director integrated writing program, U. Portland, Oregon, 1989-1993;associate professor, since 1993.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Trainer, volunteer tutor Northwest China Council, Portland, 1991-1992. Member, consultant Teaching Other Teachers About Literacy, Oregon Department Education, Salem, since 1989. Private university representative Oregon Advisory Committee on Composition, Oregon Department Higher Education, since 1990.

Member Modern Language Association, National Council Teachers English (language & learning across the curriculum advisory committee since 1992), National Council Writing Program Administrators, Writing Across the Curriculum Network, Association Business Communicators, Association Technology Writing Teachers, National Network for Cooperative Learning in Higher Education, International Society for Educational Teaching Alternative.


Married David Vaught-Alexander.

Wallace Foster Vaught

Lamoyne (Mayes) Vaught

David Vaught-Alexander.