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Advisory Board

The Kentucky Museum, as an integral part of Western Kentucky University, fosters a sense of inclusiveness and is dedicated to preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting diverse cultural expressions from the Commonwealth and beyond. The museum is a dynamic university-centered educational resource that sparks discovery by inspiring innovation, elevating communities, and transforming the lives for its students and the community. WKU and the Kentucky Museum are honored to have this energetic assembly of board members representing the university and community at large to help lead us in fulfilling our goals and objectives. 



Ms. Kristina Arnold, Department Head and Professor, Dept. of Art & Design

Mrs. Lisa Basham, Deposits and Payments Relationship Manager, U.S. Bank

Dr. Dorothea Browder, Associate Professor, Dept. of History

Dr. Justin Carlson,  Project Director, Kentucky Archaeological Survey

Dr. Carrie Cox, Assistant Professor, Applied Human Sciences

Ms. Beth Hester, Owner GH Productions/The Basketmaker’s Catalog

Dr. Kate Hudepohl, Associate Professor, Dept. of Folk Studies and Anthropology

Ms. Cheryl Kirby-Stokes, Coordinator, Academic Opportunities, The Gatton Academy

Dr. Kathryn McClurkin, Instructor, Dept. of History

Mr. Mike Nichols, Professor, Dept. of Art & Design

Ms. Alice Gatewood-Waddell, Executive Director, Bowling Green Human Rights Commission


Ex-Officio Members (non-voting)

Mr. Brent Bjorkman, Director of Kentucky Museum and Kentucky Folklife Program 


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 Last Modified 1/31/22