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Karen Tronsgard-Scott
Adjunct Faculty
Online Faculty

Karen Tronsgard-Scott

Adjunct Professor
Online Learning Program
Center for Justice Reform
Summer Session CJR

Master's in Political Science, Certificate in Public Administration from Ohio University

Karen Tronsgard-Scott


Professor Tronsgard-Scott is working toward a world in which all people thrive.  Currently, she is focused on building solidarity with others who live to end violence across social spectrums with a focus on gender-based violence.  Ms. Tronsgard-Scott has worked in the field to end gender-based violence since 1995, first at an organization in Ohio, Tri-County Help Center, and since 2007 at the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence where she is the Executive Director. She has been privileged to have worked with organizations and coalitions in the movement to end gender-based violence throughout the United States and Europe.  Ms. Tronsgard-Scott is Movement Maker and alumna of Move to End Violence, a 10-year project designed to create new approaches to addressing gender-based violence.  Her work allows her to deeply explore the synergies that arise when people join together in community, when organizations adopt transformative practices, and when organizations and people actively engage in power sharing and trauma healing.  In the 1980’s Ms. Tronsgard-Scott worked at the Chitra Lane School for children with developmental disabilities in Colombo, Sri Lanka, where she was first exposed to authentic leadership and transformation.  Ms. Tronsgard-Scott holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Bowling Green State University in Environmental Policy and Analysis and a Master’s Degree in Political Science with a certificate in Public Administration from Ohio University.  She lives in Hinesburg, Vermont with her wife and many dogs.