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Memoir

Karen S. Harlow-Rosentraub
Regents' Proceedings

Karen S. Harlow-Rosentraub, Ph.D., research associate professor in the School of Social Work, retired from active faculty status on June 30, 2020.

Professor Harlow-Rosentraub earned her B.A (1969) and M.A. (1971) degrees from Texas A&M University-Commerce in Commerce, Texas and her Ph.D. (1981) degree from The University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, Texas. She joined the University of Michigan faculty as an assistant research scientist in May 2010 and was appointed research associate professor in September 2010.

Professor Harlow-Rosentraub’s research focused on program evaluation, aging policy, community-based needs assessment for national and community service, lifelong learning, and older citizens. She specialized in evaluation research and aging policy. She directed the national, multi-site evaluation efforts for the Legacy Corps for Health and Independent Living, a national demonstration for the Corporation for National and Community Service. Her work focused on developing evidence-based policy recommendations for best practices in using Baby Boomer and older volunteers to address health challenges and sustainable, community problem-solving projects. She worked throughout the United States and Europe to shape policy initiatives supporting active engagement and lifelong learning for older citizens.

The Regents now salute this distinguished faculty member by naming Karen S. Harlow- Rosentraub, research associate professor emerita.