Program Director, AP-TIP
Karen Morris is the Program Director for the Advanced Placement Teacher Investment Program (AP-TIP) in the Institute for Educational Initiatives at the University of Notre Dame. Employed at Notre Dame since 1987, she developed a passion for helping college students in STEM become successful in their first year and extended this work to pre-college environments. In her current role, Karen supports the expansion of AP math, science and English (MSE) courses at Indiana public and U.S. Catholic high schools and facilitates the implementation of program success strategies in order to increase the number of students earning AP MSE qualifying scores. While the effort of AP-TIP has focused on teachers and students, Karen has also developed relationships with administrators at AP-TIP schools, who are key to helping the program thrive. To date, Karen has supported more than 85 high schools through AP-TIP. Karen is a member of the NSTA and actively participates in the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers annual conferences. She enjoys inspiring K-12 students to pursue science with her mentoring for, and judging at, local science fairs.