Dr. Karen Ivy


Dr. Karen Lynne-Daniels Ivy, Ph.D. is the Technology Studies Department Chair for Forbes School of Business & Technology at Ashford University.  She is also co-founder of the media tribute company, Visionary Expressions, LLC.  Karen is a life-long learner, and her educational background consists of a combination of business, technical, marketing, and management advanced studies. This includes a: Ph.D. in Organizational Management with a specialization in E-Business (Capella University), Masters in Business Administration with a focus in Management/Marketing (St. Thomas University), and an BA degree in Mathematics with a Computer Science focus (Washington University in St. Louis, MO). 

Dr. Ivy’s professional experience includes over 30 years of business, technical, and leadership contributions in the Aerospace, Manufacturing, Commercial Consumer and Office, Health Care, and Information Technology industries.   She is an accomplished Senior Leader in the Information Technology Services industry with expertise in strategic development and oversight, service delivery, program management, and technology transformation. 

Dr. Ivy is an established public speaker with focus on leadership, motivation, innovation, technology trends and disruptive technology strategic integration.  She has been the keynote presenter for many regional and national business conventions and educational functions.

Dr. Ivy is a native of St. Louis, MO, and currently resides in Parker, Colorado.  She enjoys giving back to the community and being a catalyst for change in our society.  She has a passion for continuous learning and very much enjoys leading through change, developing others to reach their potential, teaching, singing, golfing, and travel.

Her goal is to inspire others to achieve their ultimate goals in their educational and career endeavors, and to explore their passion to the fullest!