Karen Gebhardt is the Director of the Online Economics Program at the University of Colorado Boulder. She regularly instructs courses in all modalities including introductory courses in micro- and macroeconomics, upper-division courses in microeconomics, international trade, public economics, and managerial economics, and graduate courses in environmental economics and public finance and has taught internationally in Europe and Asia. Karen works tirelessly to improve teachers and their skills. Before returning to academia, she worked for the United States Department of Agriculture conducting research related to the interactions of humans and wildlife. Her current research focuses on using data to improve student learning outcomes with an emphasis on improving grades and completion rates in online courses. Karen is the co-author of The Economy Today, a popular principles-level text.