Associate Professor, (2003). B.A. Eastern Kentucky University; M.S., Kansas State University; Ph.D., Kansas State University: Curriculum and Policy Studies.
Dr. Anne S. Butler serves as Director of the Center of Excellence for the Study of Kentucky African Americans, and is also an Associate Professor in the Honors Program. Her career spans over 25 years of higher education experience in administration, teaching, research and service. Since coming to Kentucky State in 1996, Dr. Butler has been very active in professional and community service. Among the groups that she has worked with as a board member are the Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky History Center, the Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board, the Kentucky Book Fair, and the Kentucky African American Heritage Commission. Dr. Butler's office is 103 Jackson Hall; her phone is (502) 597-6720; her email is email@example.com .
Associate Professor (1988). B.A. University of the South; M.A., Vanderbilt University; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University: English Literature
Dr. Conner regularly teaches seminars and courses in the language sequence. He also continues to offer electives in the major religions of the world and sometimes teaches IGS and English courses. He is one of two campus representatives at KSU for the Co-Operative Center for Study Abroad, through which many Honors Program and other KSU students have studied abroad. In recent years he has served as Faculty Senate Secretary and President. He has published essays on Chaucer and on the medieval literature of mysticism. Dr. Conner's office is 128A Carver Hall; his phone is (502) 597-6732; his email is firstname.lastname@example.org .
J. Gary Elliott
Associate Professor of English (2005); B.A., St. John’s College; M.A., The University of Louisiana–Lafayette; Ph.D., The University of Louisiana–Lafayette
Dr. Elliott comes to the Whitney Young School from the division of Literature, Languages, and Philosophy, which he joined in 1999. As a member of the English Department, he taught courses in Developmental English, Composition, and Introduction to Literature, as well as upper level survey courses, Integrative Studies courses, and Special Topics. He has developed and taught courses in Folklore, Oral Tradition, and Comparative Mythology. His graduate degrees are in English with concentrations in Folklore and Ethnomusicology. Dr. Elliott is dedicated to the ideals of liberal and interdisciplinary education. His research interests include art, film, oral literature and history, cultural studies, popular culture, and folk and popular music. He lives outside of Frankfort with his wife, Anne, a potter, and his daughter Ellie. His office is Carver Hall 130A; his phone is ext. 6721; his email is email@example.com.
Dr. Tucker Landy
Associate Professor of Liberal Studies, (1988). B.A. University of Massachusetts; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Chicago: History of Culture
Dr. Landy has taught almost all courses in the Honors Program, but most often teaches the freshman language courses (HON 141, 142) and the freshman and sophomore Liberal Studies Seminars (HON 101, 102, 201, 202). He has published several articles on the dialogues of Plato, but his interests extend to the study of literature and modern physics as well. He is currently working on a book involving a Platonic approach to modern political theory, in which he discusses the relation between modern natural science and the theory of natural right, Nietzsche’s understanding of Plato, the Socratic Turn, and a Socratic theory of democratic liberalism. He also works as an academic advisor for Project Graduate. Dr. Landy has served as Faculty Senate President, as the faculty regent on the Board of Regents, and has been recognized three times in Who's Who Among America's Teachers. He lives in Frankfort with his wife, Brenda.
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Professor, (1986). B.A., St. John's College; M.A., Clark University; Ph.D., Clark University: Cognitive and Developmental Psychology
Dr. Mawby has taught all the courses in the Honors Program except the freshman language sequence. His intellectual interests are wide and include philosophy, poetry, and mathematics. He has worked in artificial intelligence and been a student of non-standard logics. Mathematics as a component of liberal education has been the concern of his latest writings. His recent papers include "Sacramental Math" and "On Mathematics and the Good." He lives in Lexington with his wife Catherine Clement, who is a professor of psychology at Eastern Kentucky University, and their two sons Benjamin and Elliot. Dr. Mawby's office is 129A Carver Hall; his phone is (502) 597-6723; his email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor, (1988). B.A., University of Santa Clara; M.A, University of Washington; Ph.D., University of Washington: Intellectual History
Dr. McPartland is the Director of the Whitney Young School of Honors and Liberal Studies. His interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree in intellectual history combined fields in philosophy, history, classics, and bio-medical history. Prior to coming to KSU he taught in both philosophy and history departments. Dr. McPartland has taught in the seminar, language, and math/science components of the Honors Program, focusing recently on the core math/science courses. He has taught special topic seminars on the philosophy of law, the history of revolutions, African history and culture, and Lonergan's Insight. He has delivered numerous papers, published articles, and has under review for publication a book on the ideas of Bernard Lonergan, whose philosophy of critical realism emphasizes the normative significance of the process of questioning, an approach at the heart of the seminar-based learning of the Honors Program. He has made presentations at the American Political Science Association annual conference. Dr. McPartland initiated our participation in the National Collegiate Honors Council, Southern Regional Honors Conference, and Kentucky Honors Roundtable, and he has joined honors students in attending many of these conferences over the past five years. Dr. McPartland taught in the Kentucky's Governor's Scholars Program for four years and has been twice recognized in Who's Who Among America's Teachers. Dr. McPartlands office is 133 Carver Hall; his phone is (502) 597-6677; his email is email@example.com.
Professor/Dean (1996). B.Th., Igbaja Theological Seminary; B.A., Bryan College Dayton Tennessee; M.A., Wheaton College Graduate School; M.A., Michigan State University; Ph.D., Michigan State University: Curriculum and Instruction in Teacher Education
Dr. Oleka is the Dean of the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Interdisciplinary Studies. Dean Oleka holds both a doctorate in education and a master of arts degree in religion and theology. Before coming to KSU he served at Eastern Kentucky University, William Tyndale College, Ashland College, and the University of Jos in Nigeria. His research interests include cross-cultural communication, education and culture, value education, and African-American Experience. His most recent papers are "Africa's Search for Identity and Quest for an African Theology" and "African and African-American Perceptions of Each Other." He serves on the National Planning Committee of the Emerging Leaders Workshop (ELW), Roanoke, Virginia, and on the National Collegiate Honors Council Assessment and Evaluation Committee (NCHS). Dr. Oleka has also been active in the African Christian Fellowship (ACF), and also serves on the curriculum committees of several local schools. Dr. Oleka's office is Room 403 in the Academic Annex; his phone is (502) 597-6222; his email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Associate Professor, (1988). B.A., University of Wisconsin; M.A., University of Wisconsin: American History; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin: History of Science
Mark Shale came to Kentucky State University from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. An award-winning teacher at Wisconsin, where he taught courses in integrated liberal studies, the history of science, dance, and continuing education in the arts, Mark found Kentucky State to be one of the few institutions in the country that offered him the opportunity to continue an integrative and multidisciplinary approach to education and teaching. Mark splits his teaching between the Honors Program, where he regularly engages students in math/science courses, and the Integrative Studies Program (IGS), where he most often teaches two sections of IGS 201 each semester. He has written and edited several texts tailored for use in Honors Program and IGS classes. For the past fourteen years he has served as co-chair of the Kentucky State University Institute for Liberal Studies (ILS) Annual Conference on Science and Culture and organizes the yearly conference and edits its Proceedings. In 1994, Dr. George Shields and he co-edited Science, Technology, and Religious Ideas (University Press of America), a book which grew from the ILS conference. Over the years he has pursued his interests in the historical relations between religion and science, biblical interpretation, the development of evolutionary biology, and classical and modern astronomy. A former assistant dean in the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program, Mark lives in Richmond with his wife, Marianne, a dancer and associate professor at Eastern Kentucky University, and his son, Brendan. Dr. Shale's office is 128 Carver Hall; his phone is (502) 597-6730; his email is email@example.com.
Professor/Coordinator of IGS and ILS, (1988). B.A., University of Kentucky; M.A., University of London; Ph.D., University of London: English Literature
Dr. Weick serves as Director of the Institute for Liberal Studies (ILS) and the Integrative Studies Program (IGS). Most of his teaching is done in IGS courses. His research interests are in the field of Modern British Literature, and he has published numerous articles and essays in that field, most recently "The Crucial Antithesis: Orality/Literacy Interaction in the Poetry of Dylan Thomas," appearing in Time, Art, and Memory: Essays on the Thought of Walter J. Ong. (New York: Susquehana University Press, 1998). Dr. Weick's office is 313 Hathaway Hall; his phone is (502) 597-5913; his email is firstname.lastname@example.org