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Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are also canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Owensboro closed at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Global Studies Committee - Ray Blankenship

Dr. Ray Blankenship

Dr. Ray Blankenship

Department Chair- Information Systems

Office:  GH 221
Phone:  270-745-5952


Dr. Blankenship's interests are in the areas of electronic commerce, on-line training/education, telecommunications, and artifical neutural networks. He teaches undergraduate courses in rapid application development programming (Visual Basic) and business application development (database management, SQL, SQL Server, & Access). He also teaches a graduate course in managing and using information systems from a strategic perspective. His current research focuses on electronic commerce for small business and communities, database applications for the Web, and strategic health care systems. Dr. Blankenship consults and develops in the areas of decision support systems (Healthcare and Manufacturing) and Internet web design. His career in higher education includes a professional position at Marshall University in West Virginia.


Ph.D., Management Information Systems, University of Mississippi
M.B.A., Western Kentucky
B.A., Chemistry, University of Kentucky

Dr. Blankenship belongs to several regional and national organizations and has published numerous and professional articles.

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