BraunsbergerKarin Braunsberger, Ph.D.

Professor of Entrepreneurship
Ph.D., University of Texas-Arlington
M.B.A., University of Texas-Arlington
Office: LPH 314E | Email: braunsbe@usfsp.edu | Tel: 727-873-4082

Dr. Karin Braunsberger is a world traveler. She has worked for universities across the globe, from Texas to Morocco, and brought her talents to USF St. Petersburg in 2001. Dr. Braunsberger is also the co-founder of the nonprofit organization Para Adelante, which provides scholarship funds to impoverished women in Guatemala. Nearly every spring since 2012, she has traveled to San Juan La Laguna with USFSP students to help them gain real-world experience in business.

“This international learning process challenges [students] to use their business knowledge and skills in a foreign culture that is vastly different from the culture here in the U.S.,” said Dr. Braunsberger.

Much of her academic research focuses on sustainability and consumer behavior, identity and activism. Her work has been published in refereed journals, including the International Marketing Review and Ocean & Coastal Management. She was the Bank of America Endowed Professor in Business in 2014-2015, and is a certified Envision Sustainability Professional.