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Karyn Rosen

Assistant Dean - Undergraduate Academic Advising & Experiential Learning

Karyn Rosen


Office Location

35-37 Leon Street
323 Meserve Hall
Boston, MA 02115

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Karyn Rosen, 301 ME
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • MEd in Guidance and Counseling, Salem State University
  • BS in Education, Salem State University


Karyn Rosen is the assistant dean of Undergraduate Academic Advising & Experiential Learning for Northeastern University’s Khoury College of Computer Sciences. Rosen oversees the college’s undergraduate academic advising and experiential learning teams. Prior to Northeastern, Karyn worked at IBM in a variety of marketing positions in both management and individual contributor positions.

What are the specifics of your educational and career background?

My Northeastern career began as a co-op advisor in the College of Science working with math and physics undergraduate students. I have a varied and interesting career that includes teaching elementary school, high-tech marketing, and now higher education. Prior to my Northeastern University career, I spent 15 years at IBM in a variety of marketing positions. The most memorable and enjoyable position was that of the director of communications in Business Partner Marketing for the Lotus brand. In my last few years at IBM, I earned my professional coaching certification. Through that process, I discovered my keen interest in others’ personal transformations.

What are the key aspects of your role at Northeastern? What do you enjoy most about what you do?

My primary role is to oversee undergraduate academic advising and experiential learning for the college. In this position, I have the opportunity to influence new holistic ways to support our undergraduate students. The best part of my role is seeing students transform into professionals before our eyes. Their growth is palpable. It doesn’t get any better than being a part of that process. In addition, I get to work with an amazing team of academic and co-op advisors, who are not only among the most committed, dedicated and creative teammates I’ve had the honor of working with, but who also demonstrate an unsurpassed work ethic.

What’s the most compelling thing to you about the work that goes on at Khoury College?

There are two things that impress me the most, not in any particular order. The wide variety of research conducted here is at the top of the list. It spans AI, Human Computer Interaction, Network Science, Data Science, and so much more. The faculty collaborations with other universities, hospitals, and government, in addition to their success in grant awards, underscores their commitment and respect, which can only be admired. Also, at the top is our commitment to diversity as demonstrated through the Align program, which provides non-computer science majors with a path to a Master’s Degree.

Where did you grow up or spend your most defining years?

I grew up in western Massachusetts in Berkshire County. I left home for school at Salem State University and have lived in the Boston area ever since.