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Faculty and Staff


Kendra B. Stewart, Ph.D., M.P.A. - Professor of Political Science and Center Director

Ph.D., M.P.A., University of South Carolina
B.A., University of Central Florida
Field of Specialization: Public Administration                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   


Robert W. Kahle, Ph.D., M.A. - Associate Center Director 

Ph.D., Wayne State University
M.A., B.A., Ohio University 
Fields of Specialization: Sociology and Research Methods


Olivia M. Thompson, Ph.D., M.P.H. - Associate Professor of Public Health and Director of Public Health Initiatives

Ph.D., University of Washington
M.P.H., Emory University
B.S., College of Charleston
Fields of Specialization: Public Health Systems Science and Nutrition


Alison Littke-Smith, M.P.A. - Director of Community Outreach

M.P.A., College of Charleston
B.A. Political Science, College of Charleston  


Chelsea Diedrich - Graduate Assistant

M.P.A. and M.E.S. Candidate, College of Charleston