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Faculty and Staff

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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 stewartk@cofc.edu                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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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
kahlerw@cofc.edu

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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
ThompsonOM@cofc.edu

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

M.P.A., College of Charleston
B.A. Political Science, College of Charleston
ALS4890@gmail.com


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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
EBsymon@cofc.edu 

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Loretta Simpson - Graduate Assistant

Public Administration student at College of Charleston
SimpsonLL@g.cofc.edu

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Katie Joiner - Student Assistant

Urban and Regional Planning student at College of Charleston 
joinerKR@g.cofc.edu