President Karen Gross is the President of Southern Vermont College. For more than two decades, she was a Professor of Law at New York Law School where she specialized in consumer finance and over-indebtedness.
A cum laude graduate of Smith College, where she was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Dr. Gross graduated cum laude from Temple University School of Law, having spent her final year of law school at the University of Chicago.
Dr. Gross's legal scholarly work has been published in leading journals, including the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Michigan Law Review, and Notre Dame Law Review. Her most recent work on financial literacy education has appeared in Behavioral Sciences and the Law, the Journal of Student Affairs and Financial Counseling and Planning Journal. Her prize-winning book, FAILURE AND FORGIVENESS, was published by Yale University Press.
Dr. Gross speaks frequently in the U.S. and abroad on financial literacy, student indebtedness and consumer finance. She is the recipient of numerous awards and grants including, most recently, the 1999 Legal Aid Society Pro Bono Award, the 2002 New York State Bar Association's President's Pro Bono Service Award, the 2004 American Association of University Women (AAUW) Education Foundation Senior Scholars Special Commendation of Honor and the Westchester Community College 2006 Women's History Month Honoree.
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