Earlier this month, the private international university in Grenada, West Indies, named Karen Blackmon as its first Ombudsman. She will report directly to the Provost and "will provide a safe and informal channel for students, faculty, and staff to report concerns about the integrity of their academic and work environment." Blackmon is also an Assistant Professor at St. George’s Department of Physiology, Neuroscience, and Behavioral Sciences.
Blackmon is a New York state licensed clinical psychologist with training in conflict resolution, interpersonal communication, and diplomacy. She completed her PhD in clinical psychology at The New School for Social Research. (SGU Profile.)