Dr. Karen Pate

Dr. Karen Pate

Adjunct Faculty

"Students learning something that can be applied to their current or future workplace."

Academic and Professional Degrees Earned

  • PhD. Information Science

    - Nova Southeastern University

  • M.A. Biomedical Communications

    - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

  • B.A. General Studies

    - University of Texas at Dallas

My Unique Approach to Education  

"Make the course feel like it is a special project for the workplace including real-world examples, discussion of problems and challenges that many companies deal with today and learning concepts and methodologies that businesses, both large and small can use."


Dr. Pate has over 25 years of experience in content strategy, customer research and insights, user experience strategy, information architecture, and instructional design. She works with Fortune Global 500 companies at all levels ranging from C-level executives to day-to-day Marketing, IT and Communications/Content teams designing digital customer experiences delivered on web sites, social media platforms, and digital applications for mobile, tablet, and desktop devices.

Her deep experiences cross many industries such as health care, oil & gas, technology, travel & hospitality, manufacturing, auto & transportation, finance, retail, food & beverage and telecommunications. With 16 years of experience at several global advertising and marketing agencies, Dr. Pate has performed in various roles such as Sr. Director of User Experience and Information Architecture, with her most recent role as Vice President of Content Strategy where she established and led the content strategy practice. 

Currently, Dr. Pate consults with corporations helping them improve their approach and methodology related to marketing, communication, social media and content/information management. She also serves on the board and volunteers with the Poiema Foundation, an anti-human trafficking organization in the DFW area.


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