|School of Public Administration, Social Work and Criminal Justice Faculty|
||KIMBERLY SINCLAIR HOLMES |
Assistant Professor of Public Administration
Office: 310 Hathaway Hall
Kimberly Sinclair Holmes, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Public Administration at Kentucky State University. She also serves as Associate Vice President for Inclusion and Innovation, and Acting Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs. In numerous roles at the University, she has managed more than 100 professional staff and faculty. Her responsibilities include policy-making, strategic planning, public management, program design and implementation, process improvement, resource allocation, and representation of the university on local, state and national levels. Her research interests are in implementation of federal legislation, especially related to voting rights and agriculture. Among a number of Board and Committee memberships, she currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Southern Rural Development Center. In 2010, she was named by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear to the state’s Environmental Quality Commission (EQC). She has also worked with the staff offices of the Kentucky delegation in Congress, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Higher Education for Development (HED), and U.S. Department of Justice. She has received numerous leadership awards and recognitions from organizations such as the NAACP, USDA, Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education and the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. (National GEM Consortium). Dr. Holmes holds a Ph.D. in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Dallas. She also holds a B.S. Degree from Tuskegee University (Alabama), and a M. S. Degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology; both in Electrical Engineering.