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Karen Landolt is a lecturer in the Department of Business, Government and Society at the McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin. She teaches undergraduate business students in business law, entrepreneurship, and ethics.
Northeastern University School of Law: J.D., Law 2000
The University of Texas at Austin: B.A., Government 1994
Media Appearances (4)
Students Learn Ethics Through Community Service
McCombs TODAY online
In Karen Landolt's classroom, the combination of community service and traditional learning helps students think through how to react when facing ethical dilemmas.
LGBTQ-friendly legislation faces barriers at UT System and state legislature
The Daily Texan online
Karen Landolt, one of the founders of the UT Pride and Equity Faculty Staff Association, helped research peer institutions with domestic partner benefits and said she does not see a pattern between a university’s location and its ability to offer benefits. “These are not liberal states where those benefits are happening,” Landolt said. “It’s just not happening at UT.”While this legislation for gender-inclusive housing and same-sex insurance benefits, QSA is currently writing student legislation that would require members of student organizations to go through mandatory diversity training, though this legislation would also require regent approval...
Bill could allow UT employees to share benefits with same-sex partners
The Daily Texan online
The McCombs School of Business lost its top management candidate to Duke University because it was unable to offer benefits to the candidate’s partner, said Karen Landolt, director of the HireTexas interview center at the School of Undergraduate Studies. Landolt said incidents like this have happened multiple times at the University and each time reopening the search for faculty costs the University $6,000...
DP benefits at UT, A&M remain in 'Legislature's hands'
Dallas Voice online
Karen Landolt started UT’s Pride and Equity Faculty and Staff Association in 2006 and has been advocating for the legislation ever since. Although the Legislature has the anti-gay bill filed, targeting DP benefits in school districts, Landolt said the UT group is hoping that even the conservative lawmakers will see the issue as a competitive business strategy to retain the top faculty and staff...