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Dr. Jane Olmsted Dr. Jane Olmsted (SRSC 515, 525, & 590)
I’m the coordinator and advisor of the Social Responsibility & Sustainable Communities Master’s program, director of the Women’s Studies Program, and department head of Diversity & Community Studies, which houses those programs, along with African American Studies and Gerontology/Aging Studies. The SRSC is a cohort program, which means that our students move through the degree requirements together.  Read More

Dr. Molly Kerby Dr. Molly Kerby (SRSC 540)

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Diversity & Community Studies at Western Kentucky University. I teach in the gender & women's studies program and I am a faculty member in the new Masters of Arts in Social Responsibility and Sustainable Communities (SRSC) degree program.  Read More

Dr. Eric Bain-Selbo Dr. Eric Bain-Selbo (SRSC 510)
I’m the Department Head of Philosophy and Religion at Western Kentucky University and Co-Director of the WKU Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility. I’m also serving as the Executive Director of the Society for Values in Higher Education. My research spans across the disciplines of philosophy and religious studies, focusing primarily on social and political ethics and cultural criticism and teach the Perspectives on Social Justice course on a rotating basis.  Read More

Dr. John All Dr. John All (SUST 512)

Dr. John All is a geoscientist whose life has been devoted to exploration around the world as he examines how climate change and resource management interact to impact communities and the biosphere in mountainous regions.  Dr. All is an Associate Professor of Environmental Geography at Western Kentucky University and the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the American Climber Science Program.  Read More

image of Christian Ryan Christian Ryan (SUST 514)

Hello, my name is Christian Ryan. I have served as WKU’s Sustainability Coordinator since 2008.

I grew up in the Missouri Ozarks, where I roamed the woods and riverbank with my primary companion, a Welsh pony named Foxy. It was in this environment that I developed a deep appreciation for nature, and the natural systems that are the foundation of life.  Read More

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