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Meet the Exploratory Advisors


Leisha Carr

Leisha Carr

Exploratory Advisor

  • (270) 745-3198
  • leisha.carr@wku.edu
  • Downing Student Union (DSU), Room 2096

Leisha Carr Biography

Leisha Carr is a proud graduate of WKU and has been employed with the university for over ten years. Advising students is a genuine passion for Leisha and she has worked with all populations from incoming freshmen to graduating seniors. Leisha appreciates working with all students and enjoys helping those who are exploring their various options offered by WKU.


Jessica Dorris

Jessica Dorris

Senior Academic Advisor

  • (270) 745-2328
  • jessica.dorris@wku.edu
  • Downing Student Union (DSU), Room 2141


Jessica Dorris Biography

Jessica is a proud graduate of Western Kentucky University. Jessica, like the students she advises, was an Exploratory major when she started as a student at WKU. With the help of her advisor, Jessica was able to find a path to graduation through the Social Work program. Through her own experience, she found a passion in working with the Exploratory student population, and has been helping WKU's Exploratory students find their own passions since 2011. 


James McKnight

James McKnight

Academic Advisor

  • (270) 745-2119
  • james.mcknight@wku.edu
  • Downing Student Union (DSU), Room 2141


James McKnight Biography

James is a proud graduate of Western Kentucky University. James, like the students he advises, was an Exploratory student the first year of his undergraduate experience. He has worked with all populations of students through his years in Housing and Residence Life at WKU. Now, he has carried over his passion for helping students into his role as an Advisor.



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 Last Modified 8/14/19