Karen Blessinger, MSW

Clinical Assistant Professor of Field Instruction and Coordination

ES 4148
902 W. New York St.
(317) 274-6738
Area of responsibility:
IU Online & IUPUI


Karen lives with her husband and four children in New Castle, Indiana.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University with majors of psychology and criminal justice & criminology.  She received her MSW from the IUSSW through the IV-E Scholars program.  Karen was employed by the State of Indiana for 20 years prior to her current role at IUSSW.  

Area of Interest

Karen is primarily interested in the areas of field education, child welfare, and organizational leadership.

Practice Experience

Karen has served in child welfare for over 14 years.  She has served as a Family Case Manager, Family Case Manager Supervisor, and Local Office Director to the Department of Child Services.