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WKU professor honored for civic engagement

Dr. Molly Kerby
Dr. Molly Kerby

One of two recipients of award

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (June 13, 2016) — Dr. Molly Kerby, associate professor in Western Kentucky University’s Department of Diversity & Community Studies, was honored recently by the American Democracy Project (ADP), an initiative of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).

Kerby was one of two recipients of The Barbara Burch Award for Faculty Leadership in Civic Engagement, presented June 2 at the 2016 ADP/TDC/NASPA Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting (CLDE) in Indianapolis.

The award, named for WKU’s former provost, was established in 2014 to honor exemplary faculty leadership in advancing the civic learning and engagement of undergraduate students and advancing the work of AASCU’s American Democracy Project. Burch provided extraordinary national leadership in the design, creation and ongoing development of the American Democracy Project.

The other recipient of the Burch award was Dr. Elizabeth Bennion, professor of political science at Indiana University South Bend and ADP campus director.