April 13-19, 2001
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Karen E. Holt Profile 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

University of Tennessee, Ph.D. in political science, 1995

• Previous job: Associate General Counsel, University of Tennessee System, Knoxville

• 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 12-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 It’s the Little Things: The Everyday Interactions that Get under the Skin of Blacks and Whites, by Lena Williams.


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