Dr. Karen C. Love, Ph.D.

Program Chair - Organizational Leadership

Vice Chair LFCF


Leadership and teaching experience in both undergraduate and graduate level MAOL and MBA programs with extensive knowledge of organizational leadership, business management, applied decision making and nonprofit operations via both face to face, and, online classroom environment using whiteboard, e-learn, Moodle and smart-board technologies. Leadership commitments including running a nonprofit organization reaching both local and global community through leadership thought forums, education, health, performing arts, S.T.E.M. robotics teams, prison ministry and the homeless. 



B.A. Economics

Executive MBA

Ph. D. Management - Applied Management and Decision Science 


Course Instruction

Applied Leadership

Business and Economic Instruction

Business Ethics

Cultural Competencies

Current Issues in Business

Emotional Intelligence

Effective Leadership

Executive Leadership

Human Services Program Planning, Delivery and Evaluation

Leading High-Performance Teams

Leading from High Potential to High Performance

Leadership Behavior and Development

Leadership, Change, and Innovation

Leadership Theories

Organizational Behavior

Organizational Culture, Politics, and Communications


Transformational Leadership

Community Involvement

D-300 Community Engagement Committee

Drama/Praise Ministry

Judson University External Diversity Council 

Judson University Spiritual Council

Love Elgin Days Planning Committee for High School Event @ The Love Centre

McHenry County Helping Hands Prison Ministries

Palatine Chamber of Commerce and D-15 -  Youth Entrepreneurs Academy

Praise Dance Team

Praise Team and Choir Member

Student Impact Ministry 

Trinity Baptist Community Church Director of Music Ministries

Visiting Professors Ministry Director


LFCF Little Becomes Much Leadership Academy

"Planting Leaders One by One"

Who Despise the Day of Small Beginnings?

Zechariah 4:10


Creator of #FridayNightChats











Meet the Faculty

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Eddie Clopton, J.D.


Leadership and the Law

Michael Love, JD


Leadership & Intelligent Team

Successful Business Strategies

Dr. Denise Purvis, Ph.D.


Emotional Intelligence & Wellness Strategies

Friday Night Chats with Kevin D. Johnson MBA, CEO, Author, Lecturer 03 25 2022
Dr. Karen Love

Friday Night Chats with Kevin D. Johnson MBA, CEO, Author, Lecturer 03 25 2022

President & CEO of Johnson Media, Inc. – A multimillion media corporation Author of Best Seller – The Entrepreneurial Mind MIT Sloan School of Management – MBA, Business Administration Harvard Business School – cross-registrant via MIT Sloan School of Management Harvard Business Review Case Study: Kevin D. Johnson: To Be a Venture Capitalist or an Operator B.S. Computer Science (NASA Scholar) – Morehouse College Kevin D. Johnson, president of Johnson Media Inc. and a serial entrepreneur, has several years of experience leading his marketing and communications company that serves many Fortune 100 businesses. Johnson Media Inc. has worked with brands such as Porsche, Chase, Coca-Cola, Brooks Brothers, Microsoft, and more. As an innovative leader, Kevin has appeared on CNN, ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS, Oprah Radio, and in Forbes, The New York Times, Fast Company, and The Wall Street Journal. He is the author of the bestselling book, The Entrepreneur Mind: 100 Essential Beliefs, Characteristics, and Habits of Elite Entrepreneurs, which continues to reach number one on Amazon in various categories since its 2013 launch (https://amzn.to/3E5aAwA). Recently, Johnson Media Inc. received a 2019 Communicator Award and a 2018 Davey Award for its work for BMW. In 2017 it received an AMY Award for its work for Porsche. In 2015, the firm received two Telly Awards and a Davey Award for its work with financial institutions, including Wells Fargo and Bank of America. Collectively, the awards were chosen from over 20,000 entries, honoring the finest work from agencies around the world. Over its two-decade history, Johnson Media Inc. has also started and spun off a few companies and brands, including Omni Publisher and Site Manager Pro, a web-based content management system and a user interface tool. In 2015, Kevin was invited to the White House for a special event regarding entrepreneurship with President Obama and dignitaries such as Mark Cuban, Steve Case, and Brian Chesky. The White House assembled entrepreneurs from around the world to recognize them and to create innovative solutions to world challenges. Kevin often speaks at conferences and universities around the world, covering topics ranging from entrepreneurship to marketing to self-publishing. He recently was a visiting lecturer at Universidad Anáhuac in Yucatan, Mexico, and was declared “Man of the Year” in 2017 by the Atlanta Tribune. He lives in Alpharetta, GA where he served as a commissioner. Kevin attended Morehouse College and studied computer science as a NASA scholar and Spanish, graduating with honors. He is an alumnus of MIT's Sloan School of Management where he serves as a lecturer.
FNC with Kennedy Avery Smith, Musician, Producer, Songwriter 03.18.2022
Dr. Karen Love

FNC with Kennedy Avery Smith, Musician, Producer, Songwriter 03.18.2022

Friday Night Chats celebrates a future leader in the Music Industry "Kennedy Avery Smith" BA in Music Performance and Commercial Production, Clark Atlanta University Keyboardist, Producer, Songwriter, Arranger Kennedy Avery Smith's Bio Kennedy Avery is a 22-year-old keyboardist, producer, songwriter, singer, and arranger from Chicago, Illinois. She has been playing piano since the age of nine and is primarily self-taught. Now based in Atlanta and currently attending Clark Atlanta University as both a Piano and Composition major under the direction of Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist Phil Davis, she has a sound reminiscent of 90’s and 2000s R&B with heavy jazz influences combined with the edge of modern alternative R&B. With smooth basslines, lush vocal harmonies, and complex layering, she draws inspiration from artists like Alicia Keys, Marvin Gaye and Janet Jackson. Kennedy has also arranged multiple classical pieces for chamber groups and other ensembles. In January 2021 Kennedy released her debut EP, “First Take”-- an independent, five-song project that showcases her ability to produce, write and perform every aspect of her music from top to bottom. Prior to this release, she has also been a featured vocalist, producer, and keyboardist on multiple collaborative projects with other Atlanta-based artists, including the jazz-fusion band Anonymous. She now plays and sings at countless venues in the Atlanta area, and was most notably seen presenting the Inspiration Impact award to Grammy Award-Winning gospel singer Tasha Cobbs Leonard at the 2022 TV One Urban One Honors Awards.
05.07.02021 - Building a Legacy of Leadership, Love, and Excellence
Dr. Karen Love

05.07.02021 - Building a Legacy of Leadership, Love, and Excellence

Thank you, Enoch Love for teaching us the value of hard work, determination and being confident in the plan God has for you.  There were so many life lessons in this discussion. Here's what I heard you say. 1. Have a strategy. Without direction, you waste valuable time and resources. 2. Do your research to understand the operations, culture complexities, corporate structure and its underpinnings, so that you can make informed choices; never to be led to confusion, but to control your destiny. 3. When ever time, and opportunity presents itself, be prepared to rebrand. 4. Always answer the WHY? 5. Satisfy your thirst for knowledge, wisdom, leadership, positioning and serving others.   Thank you, Rev. Shirl Love for teaching us that it's okay to be broken, as long as God is in the midst preparing you, building you, and strengthening you for His Glory. Here are some of the wisdom nuggets I pulled from your interview. 1. Never let man distract, discourage or diminish all that God has in store for you. 2. Trust God to build eternal confidence in your soul so that you can serve the outer most reaches of the earth. 3. Do not allow the world to dictate or control the vision God has given you. 4. Never fear ministering to what the world label as the 'least of these.' 5. Serve with an open heart. 6. Always remember that God is the originator of this symphony. He composes, arrange, and aligns the harmony and dissonance in your life. Celebrate the path, 'the road to Damascus moments', knowing that God will harmonize each chord of dissonance, building unrealized crescendo, so that you will conquer all that he has planned for His Glory.   Thanks to Enoch and Rev. Shirl Love Thank you both for teaching us the importance of valuing our relationships. Thank you for teaching us that ministry and business partnerships can work with God in the Center.  From business operations to ministry service, your legacy and love will be shared for generations to come.  God Bless.

DeAnna Lester, MS Supply Chain Man.


Diana Clopton, MBA


Alston Reece, MBA, PMP


Dr. Karl Wyatt, Ph.D.


Danielle Patelis


Dr. David Rendall, Ph.D.

The Freak Factor


Nardalyn Johnson, Nursing Informatics


Abby MacCormack


Antoine Shaw, Healthcare Management, MBA