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Karen Goodlad is an Assistant Professor specializing in food and beverage management. Recently she has taught Dining Room Operation, Wine and BeverageManagement, Internship and Perspectives in Hospitality Management. In addition to her joy of teaching she is often found working with students as the FacultyAdvisor to the Walt Disney World College Program Campus Representatives.
Finding it important to continually increase her understanding of the teaching and learning practices that help students develop a joy for learning, she works as the Co-director of General Education for the Title V Grant, ALiving Laboratory. Here she facilitates seminars for full-time and part-timefaculty focused on incorporating High Impact Educational Practices, place based learning and effective assessment measures.
As an industry professional, Prof. Goodlad has become a Certified Specialist of Wine with the Society of Wine Educators where she is also a member. This certification is evidence of her passion for expanding her own knowledge aboutwine and beverages but also her desire to effectively teach the subject. Prof. Goodlad is a member of Les Dames d'Escoffier the premier internationalorganization of women leaders in food, beverage and hospitality. Here she finds pleasure in working on various committees throughout the organization and is the Co-Director of the Scholarship Committee whereby she can help further the organization's mission in support of education, advocacy and philanthropy.
It is through all her work that she seeks to provide endless opportunities for students to pursue their passions and attain their goals.