Karen Greiner is a Fulbright Fellow (Colombia, 2008-2009), with a Ph.D. in Health
Communication from Ohio University. Her research focuses on communication interventions
designed to promote community level social change in creative, innovative and inviting ways.
She has conducted research on pro-social radio novellas in Sudan, participatory script writing
contests in Senegal, creative activism in New York City and the promotion of civic culture in
Colombia, Niger and Chad.
In 2010 Greiner began a two-year Post Doctoral fellowship at the University of South Florida
(USF) where she conducts research and teach classes related to the Post Doctoral fellowship
theme: “Sustainable societies: Building social, cultural, and environmental capital in a
globalized world.” At USF Greiner teaches Persuasion, Communication and Social Change and
Communication and the Sustainable City.
Greiner was an English teacher and HIV/AIDS educator as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon
(1998-2000), has a BA from Duke University in Comparative Area Studies and an MA in
International Education from New York University. She is fluent in French and Spanish and has
basic conversational skills in Pulaar and Wolof.