Professor Karpowitz is married to Jordan Ensign Karpowitz, and together, they have four terrific children — Caleb (married to Paige), Quinn (married to Michayla), Camille, and Zachary — and two practically perfect grandchildren. Though the family spent no time in Lake Wobegone, all their children are above average.  The oldest of six children, Professor Karpowitz grew up in Lawrence, Kansas and has maintained a lifelong loyalty to his hometown Kansas Jayhawks basketball team.