Karen Sutton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, History and Social Studies

Lander College for Women / The Anna Ruth and Mark Hasten School

Karen Sutton

Karen Sutton is an Associate Professor of History at Touro College and Director of Touro's Lander College for Women Honors Program. She received a Fulbright Award for research in "German/Lithuanian collaboration in the Final Solution 1941-1944." She received a PhD from the University of Illinois and subsequently became the Director of the Anti-Defamation's League Braun Holocaust Institute. Dr. Sutton has been teaching at Touro College for 15 years, chairing and serving on many committees throughout the Touro College and University System. Additionally, she won the Diversity in Teaching Award from the Association of Orthodox Teachers and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the David Wyman Jewish Institute for Holocaust Studies. 

Areas of Expertise

Holocaust studies


  • B.A. and M.A., Northeastern Illinois State University
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago

Recent Publications

Karen Sutton's blog on the Times of Israel 

In The News

Connecting with the past: Making memories in Morocco with Touro, 5 Towns Jewish Times