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Karen L. Mahon, Ed.D.

Advisor Greater Boston Area, US

Scientific Advisory Board Member, Center on Innovations in Learning at Temple University and President and Founder, Balefire Labs.

Scientific Advisory Board Member, Center on Innovations in Learning at Temple University and President and Founder, Balefire Labs.

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Balefire Labs


Scientific Advisory Board Member Center on Innovations in Learning at Temple University September 2014 - present
President and Founder Balefire Labs February 2012 - present
Global Sr Manager, Learning Sciences (2011-2012); Prod. Mgr, Global Content Strategy (2009-2011) Mimio October 2009 - February 2012
Senior Product Manager & Principal Investigator Praxis, Inc. June 2001 - October 2009
Assistant Research Professor University of Kansas, Parsons Research Center June 1998 - June 2001


University of California, Berkeley - Walter A. Haas School of Business Product Management 2011 - 2011
West Virginia University Educational Psychology 1992 - 1998
University of California, San Diego Psychology 1988 - 1992
Nogales High School 1984 - 1988

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T. V. Joe Layng
We worked together
She is smart, knows her industry, and understands the needs of her market. She is by far the most qualified person to provide the service sh ... e is offering.
Herbert Walberg
They're my mentor
Karen Mahon is knowledgeable about the leading instructional technologies and can convey her knowledge effectively.
Amanda N. Kelly, PhD, BCBA-D
They're my friends
Karen is an outgoing, educated, passionate person who is looking to fill a need in the field of education and more specifically, behavior an ... alysis. Karen is systematic, analytic and invested in improving products and overall services and to make these services easily accessible to the community.
Paul Olean
We worked together
She has a passion for improving education outcomes for children and she sees the startup, Balefire Labs, as a way to make that happen. That ... makes her driven to be successful at making this business a go.
Howard Lurie
They're my advisor
Karen can both visualize the "what if", and deliver on new ideas. She's a thinker AND a doer. A great entrepreneur needs to think forward a ... s well as act forward. Karen does both.
Marcel Ollmann
They're my current cofounder
Karen Mahon has a razor sharp intellect combined with a wealth of experience and a refreshing sense of humor. Karen's contagious energy and ... respectful rapport make her a natural presenter and effective relationship builder valuable in any business. Karen is a rare breed - a literal sponge of industry information mixed with a highly educated mind, a finely tuned moral compass and the ability to communicate clearly to a wide audience. Karen has proven time and again that she can adapt to any challenge that arises and using her experience, intelligence and humanity, drive forward in a constructive and respectful manner to achieve the results required.

Tom Stearns
We worked together  •  Principal, Stearns Marketing.
Tom is sort of one of a kind. He knows sales & marketing from top to bottom and is able to be strategic and tactical. It's unusual to work w ... ith someone who has big vision and also knows how to execute to achieve that vision. In addition, Tom couldn't be a more authentic, gracious and friendly person. He's a great listener and brainstorming partner and brings a lot of enthusiasm to any project. I can't recommend Tom highly enough.