Master's Degree in Public Administration, University of Colorado at Denver

Master's Degree in Public Administration, University of Colorado at Denver 

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Karen Duffala

Karen E. Duffala, MPA

College of Liberal Arts


"The programs and support for students at Ashford are tremendous. I am honored to be a member of the Ashford team."

Karen Duffala is a faculty member in the College of Liberal Arts at Ashford University, where she teaches courses in Law Enforcement Administration. She has extensive experience in many areas of criminal justice, and has served in all facets of policing for the third-largest city in Colorado, where she attained the rank of Captain. She also served as Deputy Director and Training Manager for the Peace Officer Standards and Training Board in the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, as well as Deputy Director of the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center of the National Institute of Justice, staff criminologist at the University of Denver Research Institute, Programs Administrator of traffic safety and enforcement programs with the Colorado Department of Transportation, and Director of the Metro Fire Training Center.

Ms. Duffala has provided training for the United Nations and the U.S. Departments of State, Justice, Education, and Energy. She has worked in higher education for more than 15 years and has authored and co-authored numerous publications, articles, texts and instructor guides, and developed numerous courses. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver, and is a graduate of the FEMA Emergency Management Institute and the FBI National Academy, 178th Session.