Faculty and Staff - Working Remotely due to Covid-19

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Martin School faculty and staff are working remotely for the foreseeable future. Please email martinschool@uky.edu for assistance or general questions. You can also find specific faculty and staff emails here under "People." For details on UK's plan for Fall 2020, please visit https://www.uky.edu/coronavirus/

Karen Wilson

2017
Distinguished Alumni

Karen Wilson has worked in Kentucky state government for 21 years in the cabinet overseeing environmental protection, natural resources, and energy programs. She has had roles in communications and outreach, legislative, regulatory and intergovernmental affairs, and strategic planning. Karen has assisted in the development of two com-prehensive energy plans and has been involved in a number of stakeholder initiatives. As part of a National Governors Association Policy Academy, she is currently involved in an initiative to encourage broad discussion on factors affecting Kentucky’s electric power sector. She has a BA in English from UK, in addition to her MPA from the Martin School. She and her husband Steve Gardner, also a UK alumnus, live in downtown Lexington.