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Craig T. Cobane
Executive Director, Mahurin Honors College
Office: HCIC 1045
Craig T. Cobane was appointed as the Executive Director of the Honors College in 2005, where he holds the Jarve Endowed Professorship in Honors. He holds the rank of Full Professor in the Honors Academy.
He received his B.S. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where he was awarded the university’s highest award for graduating seniors, the Chancellors Leadership Medallion. He went on to receive his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Cincinnati. His areas of expertise include International Relations Theory, Terrorism/counter-terrorism, International security policy and modern political philosophy. He was a participant in the “Institute for Management and Leadership in Education,” sponsored by Harvard Graduate School in Education.
Cobane has participated in numerous study abroad programs and has played a leading role in establishing WKU partnership with Harlaxton College and Semester at Sea. He currently serving as Principal Investigator (PI) for the Chinese Flagship Program grant funded by the National Security Education Program and was co-PI on the Undergraduate International Studies Foreign Language (UISFL) grant “Developing Asian Studies at WKU: An Interdisciplinary Integrated Approach to Language & Area Studies.” In December of 2013, he was inducted into the Million Dollar Grant Club at the Office of Research at WKU.
Cobane is the recipient of four teaching awards, the highly regarded Salvatori Fellowship from The Heritage Foundation (Washington, DC), and was selected by the U.S. Atlantic Council to spend time at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. During the 2004-05 academic year, Cobane was an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Defense Policy Fellow assigned to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Stability Operations at the Pentagon. His major responsibilities included non-kinetic counter-insurgency policy in Afghanistan and issues related to the GWOT (Global War on Terrorism). In 2005, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay selected him as a Distinguished Alumnus.
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