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Karen Bogart, PhD - Fielding Graduate University. Santa Barbara, CA, US

Karen Bogart, PhD Karen Bogart, PhD

Board Chair | Fielding Graduate University

Santa Barbara, CA, UNITED STATES

Works with firms on business growth or turn-around, marketing, commercialization, and organizational effectiveness



Dr. Karen A. Smith Bogart is the President of Smith Bogart Consulting, Inc., a business advisory firm based in Santa Barbara. She works with firms on business growth, turn-around, marketing, commercialization and organizational effectiveness. She has also worked directly in two start-up firms.

Since 2007, Dr. Bogart has taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has previous experience in global business management, board leadership, marketing, innovation, operations, change management and human resources. In addition, she is broadly recognized for her success in building alliances, particularly in Asia.

She holds a PhD in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University, a Masters of Arts in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University, a MA in Business Administration from the University of Rochester, MA in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University, and a BA, Political Science from the State University of New York at Geneseo

Industry Expertise (4)



Management Consulting

Corporate Leadership

Areas of Expertise (9)

Global Business Management

Board Leadership




Change Management

Human Resources


Organizational Effectiveness

Education (5)

Fielding Graduate University: PhD, Human and Organizational Systems 2013

Dissertation: "Understanding the Board of Directors Influence on Corporate Social Responsibility in U.S. Public Companies that are recognized as CSR Leaders"

Fielding Graduate University: MA, Human and Organizational Systems 2010

University of Rochester - William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration: MBA, Business Administration 1988

Cornell University: MILR, Labor Relations 1980

State University of New York College at Geneseo: BA, Political Science 1978

Affiliations (5)

  • Mohawk Industries : Board of Directors
  • ZBE Inc : Board of Directors
  • Monolithic Power Systems : Board of Directors
  • Pacific Tribunes-Smith Bogart Consulting : President
  • University of California Santa Barbara : Lecturer

Media Appearances (1)

Michelman appoints Dr Karen A. Smith Bogart to board of directors to fuel global growth

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Michelman has appointed Dr Karen A. Smith Bogart, president of Smith Bogart Consulting, to its board of directors as it looks to continue to expand its global footprint. Smith Bogart Consulting focuses on business growth and turn-around, helping companies achieve optimal strategic and operational success...

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