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Karen A. Bogart

Lecturer, Technology Management Program
President, Smith Bogart Consulting

Dr. Karen A. Smith Bogart has professional experience in global business management, board leadership, marketing, innovation, operations, change management and human resources. She is President of Smith Bogart Consulting, Inc., a business advisory firm based in Santa Barbara. She works with firms on business growth or turn-around, marketing, commercialization, and organizational effectiveness. She has also worked directly in two start-up firms. She also has taught at the University of California at Santa Barbara in since 2007. She formerly was a Senior Vice President of Eastman Kodak Company. She was the Chairman and President of Greater Asia, located in Shanghai, China. She was responsible for Kodak’s businesses and operations across Asia. Previously, she managed many of Kodak’s largest global businesses in the consumer, professional and health markets. Dr. Bogart has Board of Directors experience with eight companies in the United States and Asia. Currently, she is a Director of Mohawk Industries (MHK); a NYSE listed floor covering firm. She is a Director of Monolithic Power Systems (MPWR); a NASDAQ listed semiconductor company. She is also a Director of ZBE Inc., a private firm that develops digital printers for professional and commercial imaging. She has also served as a Director for multiple not-for-profit organizations focused on women’s economic self-sufficiency and education.



  • PhD, Human and Organizational Systems: Fielding Graduate University

  • Masters of Arts (MA), Human and Organizational Systems: Fielding Graduate University

  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA): University of Rochester

  • Masters in Industrial and Labor Relations (MILR): Cornell University

  • BA, Political Science: State University of New York at Geneseo




Tech Venture Experience: 

Kodak, Mohawk Industries, ZBE Inc., Monolithic Power Systems