Christine Karper, Ph.D. obtained her Masters Degree in mental health counseling and her Doctoral Degree in counselor education and supervision from the University of Central Florida. She has been serving the Central Florida Community as a Clinician and a Counselor Educator for over 10 years.
She is a full member of the American Counseling Association, the American Psychological Association and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.
As a clinician, Dr. Karper has experience working with a variety of individuals, to include adults presenting with general anxiety, panic episodes, phobias, and depression. She has developed a specialty area in Depression and Anxiety Disorders utilizing cognitive-behavioral therapy, creative arts therapy and adventure based counseling. She also enjoys assisting individuals in stress management and in developing means of coping with diverse life challenges utilizing alternative healing modalities and the gentleness of mind, body, spirit methods.
Her primary Theoretical Orientation is Rogerian with a focus on the Positive Psychology Model.
She has presented both nationally and internationally and has published articles in several journals in counseling, psychology and technology.
Her specialty areas in teaching include clinical based courses, technology in counselor education, counseling theories and theories of personality. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in counseling, psychology, and the health sciences. She enjoys teaching in blended formats, fully online and face to face. Karper also works in program development, faculty development and serves as a Subject Matter Expert in curriculum development.
Since joining UOP in 2006, she has gratefully served as Associate Faculty, Lead Faculty and now serves as Area Chair for Psychology. She enjoys being surrounded by truly talented and brilliant colleagues, mentors and students. She finds her association with the University of Phoenix to be not only rewarding professionally but personally fulfilling and inspiring as well. She hopes to continue to serve Central Florida and UOP for many years to come… with gratitude and the spirit of a Phoenix!
Bill Nye is a man with a mission: to foster a scientifically literate society by helping people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Nye has spent the past 20 years educating students young and old about science and understands the importance of keeping minds active after the last school bell rings. “Learning can happen anywhere and at anytime – the important thing is that it should never stop,” Nye said. “We’ve put together fun, free and easy activities that will make this the summer of learning versus the summer filled with the dreaded words ‘I’m bored.’ ” AN EARLY KNACK FOR HOW THINGS WORK Making science entertaining and accessible is something Bill has done most of his life. Growing up in Washington, D.C., he spent afternoons and summers de-mystifying math for his classmates. While working for Boeing in Seattle, Bill combined his love of science with his flair for comedy. After winning a Steve Martin look-alike contest, he became an engineer by day and a stand-up comic by night. Eventually, Bill made the transition to comedy writer and performer on Seattle’s home-grown ensemble comedy show “Almost Live.” This is where “Bill Nye the Science Guy®” was born. The 18-time Emmy Award-winning show appeared before Saturday Night Live and later on Comedy Central. During this time, he also wrote five kids’ books about science, including his latest title, “Bill Nye’s Great Big Book of Tiny Germs.” BROADENING HIS MISSION Bill’s passion for math and science translated into a love of space. His role as CEO of The Planetary Society, the world’s large space interest organization, has taken him across the globe. And one thing Bill is very proud of is the MarsDials, two sundials on residing on Mars he created with Cornell scientists. America’s favorite stand-up scientist hasn’t changed much from that kid growing up in Washington, DC. He still rides his bike to work. He’ll pull out his Periodic Table of the Elements from his wallet. And his drive for helping others understand science is as strong as ever.