Instructor: Karl-Erik Andreasson



Office: Building 14, Room 110
Phone: (509) 533-3613

Office Hours: by appointment, see schedule on office door


Hi, I’m Karl-Erik, and I am excited to be part of the faculty at Spokane Falls Community College. Computers are relatively new for me, and I do except the new cyber-enhanced education as a challenge as well as novel learning experience.

I spent half of my adult life in Northern Sweden [Lappland] where I finished both a B.S. and a Master’s degree at the University of Umea. My earlier adolescent years were spent mostly in the Philadelphia and Bryn Mawr area [Pennsylvania]. After having resided in Sweden for some eighteen years, I returned to Philadelphia, later marrying, and afterwards moving to Bryn Mawr, PA., for approximately nine years. After a “no-fault” divorce, and completing  my doctoral education in psychology at Temple University, it was time for a move. I discovered a place which reminded me very much of Northern Sweden; namely, Bayview and Athol north of the Coeur d’Alene area. I share my residence, a small log cabin, with two large dogs [great white Pyrenees], six rabbits, and two cats, in addition to many other “wild life critters” in the forest. I have two children, Ameen and Nourah who spend their summers and Christmases with their dad in Idaho.

As for my teaching experience, I am currently a tenure-track, full-time faculty member at Spokane Falls Community College, have an adjunct professor position at the University of Idaho, Coeur d’Alene Center, and am an adjunct faculty member of North Idaho College, where I have taught for nearly five years.   Prior to my relocation to Northern Idaho, I taught at Temple University for seven years, and Harcum College, nine years. Needless to say, I feel like a “total person” feeling “wired-in” to all the benefits, salary, and student-professional interactions on campus.

Most people who know me soon understand that I am a great admirer of the martial arts in general. My earlier years in martial arts was training in Jeet Kune Do Concepts, at the famous Princeton Academy of Martial Arts. I presently teach Tai Chi [combined with Yoga] at the Ironwood Health Club in addition to incorporating Tai Chi and Yoga into the NIC summer course, Psychology of Stress Management, and the University of Idaho summer course, Tai Chi for Health. I do enjoy both watercolor and oil painting as time permits. Lately, not too much of the latter.

I am anxiously looking forward to working closely with all of the class members. Life is about challenges and new learning. I am also rather well known for having “very tasty” summer barbeques. Although my foods have been described somewhat on the high “spicy-side,” everyone seemed to survive last summer. I am also interested in exchanging “healthy” food – diet –lifestyle  recipes. Stay in touch.