Barbara I Karsch

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Center for Applied Liberal Arts

  • BA, Sprachen- und Dolmetscher Institut Munich
  • MA, Monterey Institute of International Studies
  • ABD, University of Vienna
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Barbara Inge Karsch is the owner of BIK Terminology, a terminology consultancy and training company. Since 2010, she has been providing terminology training, terminology development and implementations of terminology management systems for Microsoft, Intel, Facebook, Zeiss, and others. She draws on her extensive experience working in-house as English and German terminologist for Microsoft and J.D. Edwards.

Barbara completed both a BA and MA in translation and interpretation and has done PhD-level research in terminology management. Since 2012, she has been an adjunct instructor at New York University. She has also taught at KU Leuven at Antwerp, Belgium, Middlebury Institute at Monterey, and the University of Washington.

As US delegate to ISO TC 37, Barbara is leading the revision of ISO 12616 (Terminology work in support of multilingual communication). Barbara has dual citizenship from Germany and the United States and has moved back and forth between her home countries several times.