Political Science - News and Events
Political Science Professor inducted into Furman University Hall of Fame
- Author: Zach Miller
- Author: Thursday, October 24th, 2013
Dr. Saundra Curry Ardrey is chair of the Political Science Department and Director of the African American Studies at Western Kentucky University. She is also the only African American department head at the University. Ardrey has made contributions to the extant literature through publications on the political beliefs and behavior of African Americans. Her other interests include African American Studies, media and politics, campaign management and public opinion.
A graduate of Winston-Salem State University and the Ohio State University, she is recognized as a media analyst and she is active in state and local politics and community activites. Ardrey has also served as president and as executive secretary of the Kentucky Political Science Association (the first African American to serve in both positions), she is a member of the American Political Science Association Women's Section Committee, and she co-founded and co-directs the WKU Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility. She has recieved numerous awards and honors, including Outstanding People of the 20th Century.
Dr. Ardrey taught Political Science at Furman University from 1983 to 1988. She created the Department's first course on Racial and Ethnic Politics. Her husband of thrity-six years, Dr. William Ardrey, is a trauma specialist with Inspire Medical Group. They have two children, Chris and Lindsey.
42nd Annual National Council for Black Studies Conference
Mar 19th, 2018
Alexus Richardson attended the 42nd annual National Council for Black Studies Conference with Dr. Saundra Ardrey from March 14-17, 2018
Dr. Victoria Gordon Featured in University of Illinois Newsletter
Mar 6th, 2018
MPA Professor, Dr. Victoria Gordon was featured in the University of Illinois Newsletter.
Students compete in the 2018 NASPAA -Batten Simulation Competition
Mar 6th, 2018
Gaines Brown, Sebastian Stanley, and Hannah Benward traveled to Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA on February 23-24, 2017 to compete in the 2018 NASPAA -Batten Simulation Competition
Dr. Timothy Rich receives the University Research/Creativity Award
Apr 13th, 2016
Rich received the University Research/Creativity Award at the 2016 Presentation of Faculty Awards for his scholarly contributions to East Asian politics.
Barrett Greenwell presented at the Pi Sigma Alpha Research Conference
Apr 5th, 2016
Political Science Student, Barrett Greenwell, presented his thesis research at the Pi Sigma Alpha Conference.
Political Science Student Alexandria Knipp Awarded U.S. Foreign Service Internship
Nov 18th, 2015
Alexandria Knipp, a WKU student from Olive Hill, has been awarded a prestigious U.S. Foreign Service Internship from the U.S. Department of State.