School of Media & Strategic Communications

Karen Christian



Senior Academic Counselor II

Karen has been a senior academic counselor in the School of Media & Strategic Communication since 2006.  Prior to that she advised freshmen in the College of Arts & Sciences and has taught different types of freshmen orientation courses.  Since leaving private industry and devoting her career to working in higher education at OSU, she has also worked in the College of Education, at OSU-Tulsa and has served as a hall director in Residential Life.  She was honored with an A&S Outstanding Staff Award in 2010, the 2011-12 Arts & Sciences Academic Advising Award and the Oklahoma Academic Advisor Association's 2013 Outstanding Academic Advisor Award for the State of Oklahoma. Karen is a member of Golden Key Honor Society.

Karen is married to Richard Shepard from the OSU Graduate College


MS in Counseling and Student Development, Oklahoma State University, 2003
BA in English, Oklahoma State University, 2000


203-BA Paul Miller Building