Faculty & Staff

Karen Courtney, MS

Internship Coordinator, Women in Politics and Public Policy Graduate Certificate Program; McCormack Graduate School MA, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Labor Studies


Areas of Expertise

Government relations, labor/management issues, public relations


MS, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Labor Studies

Additional Information

Karen Grasso Courtney is president of K. Courtney and Associates Inc., the only consulting firm in New England that works exclusively with labor and labor/management organizations. Ms. Courtney has worked with over 30 unions performing such services as government relations, lobbying, and public relations. She is also the founder and director of the Foundation for Fair Contracting of Massachusetts, and serves as secretary and executive committee member of the National Alliance for Fair Contracting, as well as chair of the advisory board of the Labor Resource Center at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Prior to starting her own company, Ms. Courtney was assistant commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Labor and Industries. She is an alumna of the Program for Women in Politics.

Teaching in the Women in Politics and Public Policy Program:

Internship (fall and spring semesters)