Karen Pike

​​​Name​​​​​ Karen Pike
School School of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Applied Health Information Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) – Accounting, Audit, and Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) – International Business Management
  • Bachelor of Community and Criminal Justice (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Environmental Public Health (Honours)
Academic and Professional Designations
  • Ph.D. University of Toronto, Department of Comparative Literature
  • M.A. University of Victoria, English Literature
  • Member of the National Council of Teachers and CCCC
  • Professor
  • Coordinator, Diploma Electives, School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Courses Taught
  • ENGL71000 - Academic Communications
  • ENGL72000 - Professional Communications
  • ENGL72200 - Desire in Literature 
  • ENGL71040 - Postmodern Identity in Popular Culture
Areas of Expertise & Interest
  • Critical thinking and composition
  • Popular culture narratives in a variety of media
Industry Experience, Professional Currency Activities
  • Literature and communications professor at a variety of colleges and universities over the past 25 years.
  • Department coordinator, first for degree and technical communications courses and then for all communications courses until 2017.
  • Currently coordinating Interdisciplinary Studies breadth electives.
  • Active member of the Conference on College Composition and Communication through which I stay current regarding the latest studies on effective adult education in the communications field.
Major Research Projects, Scholarly Activities, and/or Publications
  • Course creation:  COMM1085, ENGL71000, ENGL72000, ENGL71200, currently working on a literature elective on popular culture.


  • Pike, K.H. (2010). Theories of the Fantastic: Postmodernism, Game Theory, and Modern Physic. T-Space, UTPress.
  • Pike, K.H. (1998) Bitextual Pleasures: Camp, Parody, and the Fantastic Film. Film Literature Quarterly. Bowling Green, KY