Jason Karpf teaches and develops online courses in healthcare marketing and organizational development. A marketing and public relations professional with more than fifteen years experience, Jason has worked on numerous healthcare accounts encompassing hospitals, medical groups, medical device manufacturers, and health insurance companies. He has also consulted with healthcare executives to craft their strategic planning and communication programs.
Jason and his wife, Ann, live in Thousand Oaks, CA, and have three children: Brian, 22, Amanda, 16, and Samantha, 15. Brian is a senior at Cal State Channel Islands. Amanda and Samantha attend Thousand Oaks High School.
When not working on his day-job or teaching career, Jason enjoys playing music. He is a bassist in his church's praise band and writes Christian rock songs. Jason also likes history and trivia and was a four-time champion on the TV game show “Jeopardy” in 2000.
|2011-Present||Program Developer; Adjunct Professor
PR/Marketing Communications Consultant
|2007-2008||Assistant Vice President, Marketing Communications
|2004-2007||Director, Strategic Marketing
Tellem-Grody Public Relations
Capstone Turbine Corporation
|2000-2001||PR Account Manager; Marketing Communications Consultant
Patrick Marketing Group
Prudential California Realty
Anatomy of a Massacre
True-crime book on one of the worst mass shootings in American history
“Voice of America,” advocating a new cabinet department to consolidate the government’s communications efforts
“Benefits First: Marketing’s Active Voice,” comparing benefits vs. features in marketing communications to active voice vs. passive voice in English composition
Bulldog Reporter’s Daily Dog
“Good PR Starts at Home,” analyzing the importance of internal communications
The Funky Adjunct
Jason Karpf’s blog for students of public relations, marketing and communications
Numerous original articles for this financial Web site dedicated to the LIBOR index
“Social Media Planning for Churches,” providing guidelines for churches to start and grow their social media programs.
“I Came. I Saw. I Spun,” assessing Julius Caesar’s use of modern marketing techniques in his rise to power
Music for the Love of It
“Double Bass,” Jason Karpf’s personal story of how his teenage son’s interest in the bass reawakened his own musicianship
Next Step U
“Social Media Manager: A New Career Grounded in Education Fundamentals,” examining the career opportunities in social media management and the educational requirements for such a career
“Out of Jeopardy,” Jason Karpf’s personal story of returning to college as adult learner following his four victories on the TV game show “Jeopardy”
“Fighting the Fear Factor: How to Conquer English and Math as an Adult Learner,” advice on coping with these core subjects when returning to college
“Buck McKeon: Congressman, Adult Learner,” an interview with Buck McKeon, California congressman, who returned to college as an adult to complete his bachelor’s degree