Dr. Kuvakas joined National University in December 2018 as a Teaching & Learning Strategist.
Kara has worked as an educational consultant in the areas of student success and faculty professional development for almost a decade. Kara has over 14 years of experience as an adjunct professor at many California colleges and universities across various scientific disciplines (geology, chemistry, geography, and environmental science) in on-site, hybrid, and online classrooms. She received her B.S. in Earth Science from UC Santa Cruz, her Master's in Environmental Science and Management from UC Santa Barbara, and her doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Brandman University in 2018 where her research focused on adjunct faculty retention at private nonprofit universities.