Short Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Karen Buro

  • Associate Professor at MacEwan University, Faculty of Arts & Science, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at MacEwan University, Faculty of Arts & Science


  • Dr. rer. nat. (PhD) (1995), Technical University Aachen, Germany
  • Diploma in Mathematics (5 year degree) (1990), Technical University Aachen, Germany

Teaching and Consultation Experience

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (2013-2016)
  • 2003-present: Faculty in the Department of Math and Stats, Grant MacEwan University
  • 2000-2002: Member of Simons Center for Systems Biology, Institute for Advanced Study; Princeton, NJ
  • 1990-1995: Research Assistant, Institute for Medical Statistics and Computer Science, Technical University of Aachen, Germany

Some Papers and Talks

  • Jung, S., Buro, K.: Appraising Risk for Intimate Partner Violence in a Police Context, Criminal Justice and Behavior, September 2016 (online).
  • Ennis, L., Buro, K., Jung, S. (2016) Identifying Male Sexual Offender Subtypes Using Cluster Analysis and the Statis-2002R. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 28(5) 403-426
  • Howell, A. J., and Buro, K. (2015). Measuring and predicting student well-being: Further evidence in support of the Flourishing Scale and the Scale of Positive and Negative Experiences. Social Indicators Research, 121, 903-915
  • Howell, A. J., Bailie, T., and Buro, K. (2015). Evidence for vicarious hope and vicarious gratitude. Journal of Happiness Studies, 16, 687-704.
  • Howell, Andrew J, Buro, Karen (2013) Meaning in nature: Meaning in Life as a mediator of the relationship between nature aliation and well-being. Journal of Happiness Studies 14, pg.1681-1696
  • Howell, Andrew J, Turowski, Jessica B, Buro, Karen (2012) Guilt, Empathy, and Apology. Personality and Individual Differences 53(7), pg. 917
  • Jung, S., Jamieson, L. M., Buro, K., & DeCesare, J. A. (2012) Attitudes and decisions about sexual offenders: A comparison of laypersons and professionals. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology 22(3), pg. 225-238.
  • Howell, AJ, Dopko, RL, Turowski, JB, Buro, K (2011) The disposition to apologize, Personality and Individual Differences 51(4), pg. 509-514.
  • Howell, Andrew J, Buro, Karen (2011) Relations Among Mindfulness, Achievement-Related Self-Regulation, and Achievement, Emotions, Journal of Happiness Studies 12(6), pg.1007-1022
  • Passmore, H.-A., Howell, A. & Buro, K. (2011) Meaning in life as a mediator of the relationship between nature affiliation and well-being. 2nd World Congress on Positive Psychology, Philadelphia.
  • Harrison Applin, Bev Williams, Rene Day, Karen Buro, (2011) A Comparison of Competencies Between Problem-Based Learning and Non–Problem-Based Graduate Nurses. Nurse Education Today , Vol. 31 (2)
  • Howell, A., M., Dopko, R. L., Passmore, H.-A., and Buro, K. (2011) Nature connectedness: Associations with well-being and mindfulness.Personality and Individual Differences,51, pg. 166-171.
  • Howell, A., Joshanloo, M., Dopko, R. L., Passmore, H.-A., and Buro, K. (2010) Nature affiliation: Associations with well-being and mindfulness among young adults in two nations. Canadian Psychological Association 2010, Winnipeg,
  • Davar Rezania, Lyle Benson and Karen Buro,(2010) Developing a Scale for Assessment of Managerial Competencies for Undergraduate Business Students – Western Academy of Management 2010, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
  • Howell, A. J., Digdon, N. L. & Buro, K. (2010). Mindfulness predicts sleep-related self-regulation and well-being. Personality and Individual Differences, 48, 419-424.
  • Davar Rezania, Lyle Benson and Karen Buro (2010), Developing a Scale for Assessment of Managerial Competencies for Undergraduate Business Students, Western Academy of Management, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
  • Richard Valenzano, Nathan Sturtevant, Jonathan Schaeffer, Karen Buro, Akihiro Kishimoto (2010), Simultaneously Searching with Multiple Settings: An Alternative to Parameter Tuning for Suboptimal Single-Agent Search Algorithms, ICAPS. Toronto
  • Howell, AJ , Buro K. Implicit beliefs, achievement goals, and procrastination: A mediational analysis. Learning and Individual Differences 2009; 19: 151-154
  • Howell, AJ, Didgeon N, Buro K. Relations among Mindfulness, Well-Being, and Sleep. Personality and Individual Differences 2008; 45: 773-777
  • Buro, K. Does Attendance Matter? North-South Meeting (Calgary), 2008
  • McFarlane, D, Buro, K. Online Student Ratings - How Do They Compare to Traditional Paper-Based Student Ratings? ISSOTL 2008 (Edmonton)
  • Howell, AJ, Watson, DC, Powell, RA, and Buro, K. Academic procrastination: The pattern and correlates of behavioral postponement. Journal of Personality and Individual Differences 2006; 40: 1519-1530.