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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

Gordon Ford College of Business Staff - Kirk Atkinson

Dr. Kirk Atkinson

Dr. Kirk Atkinson

Associate Professor - Information Systems

Office:  GH 229
Phone:  270-745-8845


Information Technology & Strategy

Principles of Management Information Systems

Systems Architecture

Database Administration

Resource and Process Development


His research interest includes, but is not limited to, the implications of the absence of broadband Internet on adult learning and the effects of simulation software on undergraduate college student spreadsheet skill acquisition.


Ed.D. Adult, Community, & Higher Education, Ball State University, 2007 
M.B.A. Murray State University, 1999 
B.S. Business Education & Office Administration, Western Kentucky University, 1979 

Dr. Atkinson has more than 20 years experience in the private sector performing a variety of information technology roles. Prior to his career change in 2000, he held the role of Manager, Business Software Services for Commonwealth Industries, where he was directly responsible for information systems strategic planning and solutions implementation. Prior to this role, Dr. A filled various information technology positions for Lexis-Nexis in Dayton, OH, Celanese Corporation in Louisville, KY, and NCR Corporation in Dayton, OH. Since earning his degree in 2007, he is actively involved in research and university service.

He currently serves as the faculty adviser of the student chapter of Delta Sigma Pi and was the 2010-2011 recipient of the Chapter Advisor of the Year for the Mid-South Region.

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