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School of Professional Studies - Cort Basham

Cort Basham

Cort Basham


Office:  TPH 262
Phone:  270.745.6343


Cort teaches IDST 495: Interdisciplinary Capstone, IDST 395: Investigative Methods, IDST 390: Applications of Interdisciplinary Thought, IDST 399: Special Topics, and UC 175: University Experience courses.

Research and Creative Activity

Cort's background includes work on critical thinking, the American South, food studies, the end of the world, college athletics, and the history of Christianity. His Master's thesis in History (2012) is entitled "Hal Lindsey and the Appeal of Popular Premillennialism in the 1970s." 


Born and raised in Hudson, Kentucky (Breckinridge County), Cort is a lifelong Kentuckian and was a first-generation college student. He graduated from WKU in 1999 (Psychology and History) and completed a master's degree (Education) from WKU in 2001. He accepted a full-time instructor position that fall and has taught at WKU since that date. In addition to teaching, he enjoys running marathons, reading, writing, cooking, basketball, and spending time with his wife and two children.

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