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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. - Center Assistant Director and Director of Research and Planning

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


Elizabeth B. Symon, M.E.S., M.P.A., C.S.M. - Program Manager of Public Health Initiatives

M.E.S., College of Charleston
M.P.A., College of Charleston
C.S.M., Scrum Alliance
B.S., College of Charleston
Fields of Specialization: Public Health and Environmental Science 


Loretta Simpson - Graduate Assistant

Public Administration student at College of Charleston


Katie Joiner - Student Assistant

Urban and Regional Planning student at College of Charleston