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IU Northwest

Karl Besel

School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Expert Bio

Karl Besel has served as the assistant dean and director at IU Northwest since July 2015. Prior to that time, Besel was the graduate program director and professor at IU Kokomo. He has also worked as a research professor and center director at the University of Louisville, as well as an executive director of a court-related nonprofit organization. In 2014 he was named a Distinguished William J. Clinton Lecturer. He holds a doctoral degree from the School of Business from the University of Louisville, where he specialized in organizational administration.

Areas of Expertise

Nonprofit management and leadership, executive level succession planning, urban planning, economic development.