of Karen E. Holt
Hometown: Paducah, Kentucky
Education: University of Illinois, B.S. in zoology, 1976; Brandeis
School of Law at the University of Louisville, J.D., 1983
of Tennessee, Ph.D. in political science, 1995
Previous job: Associate General Counsel, University of Tennessee
First job: Park Ranger, St. Louis County Parks, St. Louis, Mo.
Book: When Officials Clash: Implementation of the Civil Rights
of Institutionalized Persons Act, Praeger, 1998
Most recent publication: When We Fight and When We Fold:
The Calculus of Challenging Discrimination, Iris: A Journal
About Women, Volume 40 (2000).
Professional affiliations: Member of Virginia, Tennessee and District
of Columbia Bars, National Association of College and University
Attorneys, College and University Personnel Association and American
Association of Affirmative Action
Family: married to John Gittleman, associate professor of biology;
Georgia, a 12 1û2-year-old yellow lab; Pervis, a 14-year-old cat
Hobbies: hiking, horses, quilting, reading
Recent reading: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius,
by Dave Eggers, No Such Thing as a Bad Day, by Hamilton
Jordan, and Its the Little Things: The Everyday Interactions
that Get under the Skin of Blacks and Whites, by Lena Williams.