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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 

MIT Executive Education - Leading Organizations to High Velocity Performance

MIT Executive Education - Mastering Design Thinking


Course Instruction

Applied Research Strategies

Applied Leadership

Business and Economic Instruction

Business Ethics

Cultural Competencies

Current Issues in Business

Data Analytics

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

People Analytics

Strategic Leadership 

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

'Click the photo for additional faculty information' 

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 Dr. Lionel Sweeny - 11.04.2022
Dr. Karen Love

Friday Night Chats with Dr. Lionel Sweeny - 11.04.2022

Lionel Sweeny has 15-plus years of combined experience in Systems Engineering, Program Management, Human Resources, Organizational Design, and Change Management in Government Electronics, Education, and Telecommunications industries. Responsibilities at HS Partners include Leadership Development, Organizational Design, and Change Management Support. As an accomplished Human Resources leader with worldwide, broad-based management and generalist experience, Lionel’s expertise includes building alliances to drive system-wide change strategies and performance improvement resulting in value-added quality services to clients that impact the bottom line. Academic experience includes being Director of EdD in Computer Science for Judson University, Adjunct Instructor for Roosevelt University, University of North Texas, Eastfield College, and Organization Development consultant at DePaul University. Peers consistently recognize Lionel as a practical problem solver with sound business acumen, decision-making, excellent leadership, and communication skills. Academic degrees and certifications include a Ph.D. in Organizational Development from Benedictine University, a Master’s degree from the University of Texas with Certification in Organizational Design and Change Management, a Bachelor’s from the University of North Texas with concentrations in Electronic Design and Secondary Education Certification, Associate Degree in Electronic Design (drafting), and LaMarsh & Associates Managed Change Certification.
FNC with Dr  Gary L  Neal, SR  Th D  10 14 2022