Karen Gainey
Karen Gainey
Montague McMillan Professor of English
  • Ph.D. in English Language and Literature: Modern Letters, December 1990, University of Tulsa
  • M. A. in English, December 1977, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • B. A. in Secondary Education/English, December 1971, Clemson University Graduated with High Honor
Professional Accomplishments
  • Leadership Cherokee Board of Regents, August 2011-present; Leadership Cherokee class of 2010. 
  • South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities¹ Chief Academic Officers¹ Group,President, 2009. 
  • South Carolina Women in Higher Education, Executive Board Member, 1995-present; 
  • Executive Board President, 2005-2008.
  • Fullerton Teaching Awards 1996, 1998, 2000, and 2002. 
  • Delta Kappa Gamma Society International for Professional Educators, member since 2008.
  • Attended HERS -Bryn Mawr Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education
  • Administration, Summer 2002. 
  • South Carolina "Distinguished Professor," 1996. 
  • Selected for the1996 South Carolina Forum of the American Council on Education's National Identification Program for the Advancement of Women in Higher Education. 
  • American Association of University Women, Member since 2001.

Other Certifications

  • South Carolina General Contractor¹s License