Karen Lynne-Daniels Ivy, PhD

Karen Lynne-Daniels Ivy, PhD



Dr. Karen Lynne-Daniels Ivy is the Associate Dean of Innovation & Enterprise in the Forbes School of Business & Technology™ at Ashford University. She is also the acting Program Chair of the Bachelor of Arts in Business Information Systems for the Forbes School of Business & Technology and co-founder of the media tribute company, Visionary Expressions, LLC. Karen is a lifelong learner, and her educational background consists of a combination of business, technical, marketing, and management of advanced studies. She holds a PhD in Organizational Management with a specialization in E-Business from Capella University, an MBA with a focus in Management/Marketing from St. Thomas University School of Law, and a BA in Applied Mathematics with a Computer Science focus from Washington University in St. Louis. 

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 a native of St. Louis, MO and currently resides in Parker, CO. 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. In 2017, Karen completed her first metric century (26.5 miles) bike event and has set goals to master the metric center Tour de Ladies event in 2018!

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

See Dr. Lynne-Daniels Ivy discuss Ashford's Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurship program. 

See Dr. Lynne-Daniels Ivy present "Navigating the Future With Your Personal Action Plan" at Forbes School of Business Mentor Week.

An interdisciplinary team of Drs. Andree Swanson (Assistant Professor), Bill Davis (Instructor), Karen Ivy (Assistant Professor), Forbes School of Business; Christine McMahon, Assistant Professor, and Matt Laubacher, Academic Dept. Chair, College of Liberal Arts had a virtual presentation accepted: Lessons learned: Video in the online classroom. Virtual presentation, VII International Guide Conference: Cultural Identity in the Midst of Global Modernizations: The Role of Distance Education, Universidad Panamericana, Guatemala City, Guatemala.


Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Management
Capella University
Master of Business Administration
St. Thomas University School of Law
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics
Washington University

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