Donna Karno

Donna Karno portrait

Professor of Early Childhood Education

Telephone 207-778-7561

Donna Karno has a research and teaching agenda focusing on technology integration into the early childhood classroom for curriculum, parent collaboration, and professional development for in-service and pre-service teachers. Dr. Karno serves on a number of state-level early education policy councils, including the governor-appointed Children’s Cabinet Early Childhood Advisory Council. She served as a member of the P-MELDS Steering Committee and Cognitive writing group. Outside of work, you will find Dr. Karno building Legos and constructing miniature houses and furniture. She loves traveling with her husband and enjoys time with her family.


  • 2008 PhD The Ohio State University
  • 2000 MS The Ohio State University
  • 1987 MA The Ohio State University
  • 1982 BS Arizona State University