Marge Karsten is a professor of human resource management and internship coordinator in the School of Business at UW-Platteville, where she has taught on campus and at a distance for many years. Her previous administrative positions include Chair of the Department of Business and Accounting, Director of the Extended Degree Program in Business Administration, and Coordinator of the print Business Administration program at a distance.
She developed a Management, Gender, and Race course that is cross-listed with Ethnic Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies, which she taught on campus for many years. Marge currently teaches Management, Gender, and Race at a distance.
Karsten’s publications include four books dealing with topics related to management, gender, and race, case studies dealing with compensation, employee discipline and employee rights, and performance appraisal and articles about corporate downsizing in rural areas, career paths of executive women, and the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act on job evaluation. She has written, for inclusion in reference books, biographical sketches of selected women in business and government and a summary of women’s progress as managers in major United States corporations. A volume Marge edited, titled Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the Workforce: Emerging Issues, Enduring Challenges, is forthcoming from ABC-CLIO in 2016. It follows a three-volume set she edited on the same topics, which Greenwood published in 2006 under the Praeger imprint. Karsten’s book, Management, Gender, and Race in the 21st Century, also was published in 2006. She has given many presentations related to teaching and learning at a distance and other human resource and management-related topics.
Marge earned an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a German minor from Winona State University in Minnesota.