Dr. Jane Olmsted (ICSR 590)
I’m the coordinator and advisor of the Social Responsibility & Sustainable Communities Master’s program, director of the Women’s Studies Program, and a professor in the English Department. After three years of planning, we can see the results of collective effort across disciplines with the final approval of the SRSC master’s. The SRSC is a cohort program, which means that our students will be moving through the degree requirements together.
Dr. Molly Kerby (ICSR 540)
I am an assistant professor in the gender & women's studies program at Western Kentucky University and a faculty member in the new Masters of Arts in Social Responsibility and Sustainable Communities (SRSC) degree program. The Gender & Women's Studies Program broadens student's knowledge of gender dynamics, globally and historically, with an emphasis on issues central to women's lives.
Dr. Claudia Strow (ECON 530)
I am an associate professor in the Economics Department. After completing my doctoral courses at Vanderbilt University, I joined the faculty at WKU in the fall of 2000. At WKU, I teach principles of macro and micro economics, as well as introduction to economics for non-business majors. I also teach courses in the economics of poverty and discrimination, labor economics, and graduate labor economics along with economic policy for the masters program in Social Responsibility and Sustainable Communities.
Dr. Paul Markham (ICSR 510)
I am primarily interested in the methods and practice of community organizing and development. I am committed to collaborative approaches to solving complex social problems and seek to bring the scholarship of community-based research and teaching to bear on these issues.
Dr. John Baker (LEAD 500)
I am faculty member and the Education Coordinator in the Leadership Studies Program supporting the Center for Leadership Excellence at Western Kentucky University. I teach undergraduate and graduate leadership courses, conduct leadership seminars, and provide leadership education and training to off-campus constituents.
Dr. Courte Voorhees (ISCR 520)
I primarily work within the Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility (ICSR) and the Master of Arts in Social Responsibility and Sustainable Communities (SRSC) to coordinate and promote community-based research (CBR) for faculty, staff, and students.
Dr. Eric Bain-Selbo
I’m the Department Head of Philosophy and Religion at Western Kentucky University and Co-Director of the WKU Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility. I’m also serving as the Executive Director of the Society for Values in Higher Education. My research spans across the disciplines of philosophy and religious studies, focusing primarily on social and political ethics and cultural criticism.