Karen Lim

Karen J. Lim

English Department


Office: AH 102b
Office Phone: (619) 388-3552
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30-4:00


English 42 (Reading and Study Skills I)
English 48 (Reading and Study Skills II - 100% online)
English 101 (Reading and Composition - Partially online)

Professional Background

Education: BA University of Arizona, 1976 Asian Studies/History
AA DeAnza College 1978 Bilingual/Bicultural Education
MS Ed. Elmira College, 1982 Reading Education
Sabbatical 1996-1997 Educational Technology at SDSU and USIU 18 total units
Sabbatical 2009 Teaching/Learning Centers; Professional Development needs assessment;
OnCourse Workshops (Skip Downing); Resilient Educator week-long course at Institute of HeartMath in Boulder Creek, CA (Stress reduction training)
2013-2014 Chopra Center seminars on Mindfulness/Meditation/Holistic Health

Work Experience:
De Anza College, ESL Tutor 1976-1978
Cornell University, Summer Bridge Program EOP 1977-1982
Boston University, Learning Assistance Counselor 1982-1984
Loyola University of Chicago, Freshmen Year Experince Program 1984-1990


1990 began teaching English at San Diego City College
2002-2008 Flex Coordinator (Faculty Development)
2010-2011 Coordinator, National Student Literary Competition for the League for Innovations in the Community College
2009-2016 Co-Director, World Cultures Program
2014 Chair, Hoat Le Nursing Scholarship Fundraiser
2014-2016 Resource Allocation Committee


College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA), On-Site Conference Chair 1994
CRLA State-wide Chapter President, 1996-1997
Who's Who Among America's Teachers 2002
SDCCD Online Learning Pathways - Exemplary Course of the Year 2010
Online Teaching Conference June 16-17, 2016 San Diego Convention Center Presenter “Teaching Hybrid Courses”
San Diego Chinese Women's Association (SDCWA) President 1997-1998