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Krahulik Named Senior Associate Dean for International Programs and Experiential Learning

By Karin Dienst

Karen Krahulik ’91 was named the senior associate dean for international programs and experiential learning at Princeton University, effective Sept. 1. She is responsible for developing a strategic vision for undergraduate international academic programs and experiential, immersive learning. She works closely with colleagues in the Office of the Dean of the College and across the University.

“I am honored to be returning to Princeton to further the University’s commitment to study and service in the U.S. and abroad,” Krahulik said. “I look forward to working with Princeton’s extraordinary students, faculty and staff to help make international and experiential learning an even more important part of a Princeton education.”

Krahulik comes to Princeton from New York University, where she served as the associate dean for academic affairs since 2011, overseeing the College of Arts and Science curriculum in New York and abroad. Previously, she worked in faculty affairs at Columbia University and as the associate dean of the college at Brown University. From 1999 to 2005, she was the director of the Center for LGBT Life at Duke University. She spent a year as the coordinator at Princeton’s LGBT Center soon after she graduated.

Krahulik has a Ph.D. in United States history from NYU. Her book, “Provincetown: From Pilgrim Landing to Gay Resort,” traces the history of Provincetown, Massachusetts, from the 17th century to the present and argues that the development of cohesive communities cannot be separated from tensions around race, gender, class and immigration that have shaped and continue to shape global and local economies.

She received her bachelor’s degree in religion from Princeton, where she excelled as both a scholar and an athlete, earning a senior thesis award in women’s studies and serving as captain of the women’s swim team.