Karen Messer-Bourgoin

Karen Messer-Bourgoin

Karen Messer-Bourgoin experienced a successful business career occupying positions ranging from Wall Street to Main Street. Her practical experience serves as a framework for academic subject matter that is beneficial for traditional students, particularly as it relates to real world applications and job placement. Her extensive professional experience coupled with a passion for creating a positive impact in higher education, particularly for Hollins, reflect a unique combination of business acumen and academic passion that contributes to the value of job placement in a liberal arts setting.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business, Entrepreneurship, Ethical Leadership

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Business
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship


  • M.S.M., Mount Vernon Nazarene University
  • B.A., Hollins University (Economics)

Research Interests

  • Liberal Arts education relevancy in job placement