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language educator

Karen Elizabeth Eifler, American language educator. Clear multiple subject teaching credential Holy Names College, California, 1986. Recipient Association Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education Scholar award, United States Professor of Year award, Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching and Council for Advancement and Support of Education, 2006.


Eifler, Karen Elizabeth was born on October 17, 1960 in Des Moines. Daughter of Clyde Andrew and Marilyn Elizabeth (Quinn) Perlenfein.


Bachelor magna cum laude in Study of Religion, University of California at Los Angeles, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy in Administration, Curriculum and Instruction, University Nebraska, Lincoln, 1997.


Teacher Our Lady of Peace School, Sepulveda, California, 1983—1986, St. Mary's Junior High School, Walnut Creek, 1986—1990, School of the Madeleine Junior High School, Berkeley, 1990—1992. Graduate lecturer University Nebraska, Kearney, 1993—1998. Assistant professor education University Portland, Oregon, 1998—2004, associate professor, since 2004.

Writing consultant University California, Berkeley, Diocese of Oakland, California, 1989-1990. Lecturer St. Mary's College, Moraga, California, 1990.


  • Clear multiple subject teaching credential Holy Names College, California, 1986.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Producer video presentation Magnificat Anima, 1990.


Board directors Garaventa Center Catholic Intellectual Life and American Culture, since 2005. Member of Association Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education, American Association Colleges of Teacher Education, Association Supervision and Curriculum Development, American Educational Research Association, National Association Multicultural Education, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Beta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Reading, sewing, crafts, hiking.


Married Mark Eifler.

Clyde Andrew Perlenfein

Marilyn Elizabeth (Quinn) Perlenfein

Mark Eifler.