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KAREN RANCOURT, Ph.D
Karen L. Rancourt, Ph.D., brings to the table the dual skills of a management consultant and an educator, spanning the worlds of the corporate executive and the elementary school parent and teacher. An experienced management consultant specializing in organizational development, she has worked with executives in numerous financial institutions, including, JPMorgan Chase, TIAA-CREF, and Credit Suisse. She is also a former adjunct associate professor, New YorkUniversity, Social Sciences, Organizational Behavior and Communication program.
In addition to her corporate experience, Karenís career also includes extensive experience as an educator. After several years teaching elementary school, Karen was asked to join the faculty of LesleyCollege in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she designed and taught courses in education, human growth and development, and child psychology; she also supervised student teachers. As the director of research for the Westwood Public Schools in Westwood, Massachusetts, Karen researched and evaluated educational programs.
The author of two books on how to increase one's professional productivity and effectiveness (one of which was an alternate book-of-the-month club selection, The Executive Program®, Newbridge Communications), and one book on parenting (Yeah But, Children NeedÖ, Schenkman Publishing), Karen is also the author of over a dozen business and education articles.
Karen currently writes an advice column for young parents and grandparents: Ask Dr. Gramma Karen, posted by Mommybites (Mommybites.com), a Manhattan-based, national online community for parenting resources, support, education, tele-classes, webinars, videos, and blogs. She is also a regular columnist for GRAND Magazine.
Karen's two latest books are, Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Helping Young Parents and Grandparents Deal with Thorny Issues and Ask Dr. Gramma Karen, Volume II: Savvy Advice to Soothe Parent-Grandparent Conflicts. She is currently working on a book on relationship.
Karen received her Ph.D. in human behavior and education from the University of Maryland; she completed her undergraduate work in education and social sciences at BostonUniversity. She is an experienced licensee of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) and a licensed practitioner for the Neethling Brain Instruments (NBI™) whole brain assessment tools.
Residents of Manhattan for ten years, Karen and her husband Gary currently reside in Ft. Lauderdale and spend summers at Monmouth Beach, NJ with their daughter, son-in-law and two grandsons.
To learn more about Karen's work: www.AskDrGrammaKaren.com