Donna Karno

Professor of Early Childhood Education (effective Fall 2021)

Dr. Donna Karno teaches in the on-campus B.S. program, the off-campus B.S. program, the M.S.Ed. in Early Childhood degree program, and the M.S.Ed. Instructional Technology collaborative degree program. Since entering the profession of early childhood education, she has worked in many different capacities including as a consultant, lead teacher, and preschool director. She brings all of these experiences to the classroom as a way to connect the academic with field work. Dr. Karno is involved in teaching and research using digital technologies in the early childhood profession on the local, state and national levels. With an MA in political science and teaching experience in post-secondary social science, Dr. Karno maintains an active interest in public policy.


  • 2008 PhD The Ohio State University
  • 2000 MS The Ohio State University
  • 1987 MA The Ohio State University
  • 1982 BS Arizona State University
Donna Karno - Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education