Institute: University of Waikato
Position: Director of Cooperative Education
Karsten is the director of Cooperative Education, which annually facilitates about 350 science and engineering work placements, and teaches in professional workplace preparation and reflection.  His research focus has been on graduate competencies, professional identity development, agentic ethical behaviour, and enabling emerging researchers to conduct publishable research in WIL and co-op.  Karsten is also on the Waikato’s VC Working Group for the WIL initiative, the Editor-in-Chief of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, Vice-Chair (Oceania) for the WACE International Research Group, adjunct senior research fellow at Charles Sturt University and the University of Johannesburg, serves on a number of editorial review boards and award panels, and has been a NZACE council member for 12 years.  Karsten recently won the Donald MacLaren Academic Award for professional achievement and the Ralph Tyler Award for outstanding research.