Karen Rowley joined the staff of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana in 2006 as Special Projects Manager to oversee the GulfGov Reports project – a longitudinal study of the impact of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama that has resulted in seven reports examining various aspects of the recovery. Her current research focus is on state education policy developments.
Dr. Rowley’s background is in journalism. She worked for daily newspapers in Florida and North Carolina, and served as managing editor of The Greater Baton Rouge Business Report for eight years.
She has presented research papers at several conferences, and she has been the lead author on articles published in such academic journals as Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, American Journalism and The Howard journal of Communications.
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