Karen Linkletter

Karen A. Linkletter is Director of Management as a Liberal Art Research Institute (MLARI), dedicated to the study and application of management as a liberal art in organizations. She leads a team of researchers working to advance the ideas of Peter F. Drucker and promote effective, ethical leadership. Previously, Dr. Linkletter taught in the American Studies Department at California State University, Fullerton. She also has worked in the financial sector for investment and insurance organizations. Dr. Linkletter coauthored (with Joseph A. Maciariello) Drucker’s Lost Art of Management: Peter Drucker’s Timeless Vision for Building Effective Organizations and has published over 20 articles and essays. She is also a professional cellist, performing throughout southern California and teaching private students. Dr. Linkletter earned an MBA from Claremont Graduate University, where she studied with Drucker, and a PhD in history, also from Claremont Graduate University. She can be reached at karen.linkletter@ciam.edu.