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Faculty & Staff

WKU Hilltopper Heritage is a set of links to sources regarding the history of the university including biographies of faculty, staff and alumni, photographs and departmental histories. Some of the sites are maintained by other departments on campus and may not provide a link back to this site. In that event, use the BACK button on your browser, if you wish to return to this site.

For more information regarding the history of Western Kentucky University please contact the WKU Archives.

Administration Faculty & Staff
Alumni Photographs
Athletics Special Events
Buildings & Grounds Student Organizations
Collection Inventories WKU Traditions & Memories

Faculty / Staff List

Faculty/Staff List - alphabetical listing of faculty and some staff who have worked at WKU compiled from a variety of sources.

Faculty & Staff Biographies / Collections A-F

Alexander, James 
Alexander, Kern 

Ausenbaugh, James 

Bailey, Howard 
Bohlander, Ed
Brashear, Murl 
Brown, Hayward - Collection Inventory
Brownfield, Warner - Collection Inventory
Burton, Alonzo - Collection Inventory
Butler, Reginald
Cangemi, Joseph 
Canon, E.H. - Collection Inventory
Carpenter, James - Collection Inventory
Chelf, Carl 

Cherry, Bess - Collection Inventory
Cherry, Henry Hardin 

Clark, Sally 
Cloe, Mary Ruth - Collection Inventory
Cockrill, Williard
Cornette, James - Collection Inventory
Crabb, Alfred 

Crabtree, Susan 
Craig, W.J. - Collection Inventory
Crouther, Lou-Ann 
Crowe-Carraco, Carol 
Crume, Charles - Collection Inventory
Dear, Randy 
Dickey, Joseph  
Diddle, E.A.  

Dinkmeyer, Don
Dooley, Glenn
 - Collection Inventory
Downing, Dero  

Eckard, Ron
Egbert, Ercell 
Enright, Brian
Farley, Seth - Collection Inventory
Feix, Jimmy  
Ford, M.C. - Collection Inventory

Faculty & Staff Biographies / Collections G-L

Garrett, Paul 

  • Awards - Collection Inventory 

Gatewood, Phyllis  
Green, Robert   

 Grise, Finley   

Guilliams, John  
Hagaman, John
Harman, J.Lewie and Bibliography    
Harrington, Drew 
Harrison, Lowell  

Haskins, Clem - Collection Inventory
Helm, Margie - Collection Inventory
Hill, Will   

Hughey, Aaron
Hunter, Lavinia - Collection Inventory
Jackson, Carlton   

Jenkins, William   

Johnson, Hugh
Johnson, Jesse - Collection Inventory
Jones, Susan 
Kang, John
Lancaster, Lennie   
Lee, David 
Long, John
Lowman, Josephine Cherry 
Lucas, Marion  

Faculty & Staff Biographies / Collections M-R

McChesney, H.F. - Collection Inventory
McMahon, Bob
McMahon, William
McMahon, Dorothy
Malone, Shirley  
Mason, Wayne 
Meredith, Thomas  

Miller, Jim Wayne

Miller, Russell
Minton, John  

Moore, Earl - Collection Inventory
Neal, Julia  

Oakes, Elizabeth
Oldham, John  

Overby, Grace  
Pounds, Dwight - Collection Inventory
Pulsinelli, Linda 
Pulsinelli, Robert 
Ramsey, James  
Ransdell, Gary  

Richmond, Bettina
Russell, John 
Rutledge, Walker 

Faculty & Staff Biographies / Collections S-Z

Salisbury, Richard 
Scarborough, John
Schneider, Karen 
Sheeley, Vernon 
Spurlock, John 
Stansbury, Edgar  

Stickle, Fred 
Strahm, Franz  

Swift, Randy 
Taylor, Craig 
Taylor, Pat 
Terry, William

Thacker, Jack
Thompson, Kelly  

Travelstead, Nelle Gooch
Turley, Lou 
Verner, Jo
Vokurka, John
Volkman, Elizabeth
Vos, Arvin
Wilson, Ivan - Collection Inventory 
Woods, C.J. 
Wurster, Robert
Zacharias, Donald 

Faculty / University Senate 

Committees - full-text searchable
Curriculum Committee - Collection Inventory
Faculty / University Senate
Legislation - full-text searchable
Meetings, Memos, Etc. - full-text searchable 
Publications - Collection Inventory 
Salary Increase Press Release - audio - Index


An Evening with a Scientist & a Newspaper Man - audio - index
Dero Downing Interviews
 - audio - Collection Inventory
Donald Zacharias Interviews - audio - Collection Inventory

E.A. Diddle Oral History, 1959 - audio - index
E.A. Diddle Oral History by Bob Cochran - audio - index
E.A. Diddle Speech, nd - audio - index
E.A. Diddle Speeches & Interviews - audio - Collection Inventory
History Department Oral History Committee - Collection Inventory
John Minton Interviews - audio - Collection Inventory
Kelly Thompson Interviews - audio - Collection Inventory
Kern Alexander Interviews - audio - Collection Inventory
Once & Future South Lecture - audio - index
Salary Increase Press Conference - audio - index
Thomas Meredith Interviews - audio - Collection Inventory

Personal Papers

Small Collections - Collection Inventory  


Cherry Family Photo Collection - Collection Inventory
Cherry Family Photos - digitized
Dwight Pounds Photo Collection - Collection Inventory
E.A. Diddle Photo Collection
 - Collection Inventory
E.A. Diddle Photos - digitized
Edgar Stansbury Photo Collection - Collection Inventory
Edgar Stansbury Photos - digitized
Faculty/Staff Photograph, 1912 - digitized
Faculty/Staff Photograph, 1916 - digitized
Faculty/Staff Photograph, 1961 - digitized
Faculty/Staff Photograph, 1965 - digitized
Faculty/Staff Portraits - Collection Inventory
Faculty/Staff Portraits - digitized
John Minton Photo Collection - Collection Inventory
John Minton Photos - digitized
Lavinia Hunter Photo Collection - Collection Inventory
Will Hill Photo Collection - Collection Inventory
William Jenkins Photo Collection - Collection Inventory
William Jenkins Photos - digitized 


see Alumni for Yearbooks and Student Newspapers
Echo 2001-2005 available on TopScholar
On Campus 1991-2001 available on TopScholar

WKU Women 

A college is not its campus, its walks, its buildings. A college is an ideal, a spirit, a long tradition, a zeal for more life and more knowledge. It is more than its president, more than its board of control, more than its faculty and students of a single year. A college represents the friendships and the achievements of all the known and unknown people who have made it possible, who have given it a distinct stamp, who have extended it material and moral support, who have interpreted its spirit into useful lives.

~Henry Cherry

WKU Faculty / Staff / Regents

Lowell Harrison

WKU 25 Year Club

Josephine Cherry

WKU Classroom


Macon Leiper

WKU Students, nd

WKU Centennial Committee









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