Faculty and Staff

Kentucky Wesleyan Chemistry Professor Visits United Methodist Summer Camp

Dr. Darlene Ingram ’91, assistant professor of chemistry and chemistry program coordinator, was recently invited to do STEM experiments with the United Methodist Central Summer Camp in Evansville, Ind. Dr. Ingram also brought along recent chemistry graduate Angelique Laizure ’22 to assist with experiments. “The campers made chromatography butterflies, performed the magic milk experiment, and…

Faculty Focus – Dr. Kyle Besing

“My official title is associate professor of mathematics, Mathematics Program coordinator, and division chair of the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. My unofficial title is ‘professor of dad jokes.’” Why do you teach?“I have a passion for my subject area. I have always found math fascinating. Teaching gives me the opportunity to share that…

Meet the President’s Cabinet – Rebecca McQueen-Ruark

Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students (VPSA) Our Team:“Our team is responsible for many of the things that happen for our students outside the classroom; residence life, student activities, student organizations, fraternities, sororities, counseling, health services, parking, equity and inclusion, and student conduct. I also advise the Student Government Association.” Career“I started…

Meet the President’s Cabinet – Eddie Kenny

Vice President of Advancement Family: My wife, Wendy, and I will celebrate 18 years of marriage in July. We have three children – Katie (13), Joey (9) and Clare (5). Both Wendy and I grew up in the Ft. Lauderdale area, and our families are still in Florida. My parents and brother remain in Ft.…

Faculty Focus: Dr. Michael Nelson

Dr. Michael Nelson Assistant Professor of Teacher Education   What led you to be a professor?   As anyone in the education field already knows, teachers must have empathy and compassion for their students. I have always been inspired by my teachers because of their devotion to the profession and their commitment to their students.…

Faculty Focus: Heather Logsdon

Why is KWC so special to you? Hands down, … the relationships built in learning!! I met my best friend, former English Professor Joey Connelly, my first-year teaching while he mentored me as “new faculty” and we are still best friends today! He taught me so much. I know what my students from my first…

Faculty Focus: Chelsea Dowell

Faculty Focus: Chelsea T. Dowell, Assistant Professor of Economics What do you love most about teaching? Teaching each day brings me joy. I get to share my favorite hobby with students and help them discover their own passions. My purpose as a professor is to help students discover their own purpose in life. I love…

Faculty Focus: Ron Sharp

Faculty Focus – Ron Sharp, Instructor of Religion My Unlikely Path to the Classroom How did I end up at Kentucky Wesleyan?  Higher education was not on my radar for many years.  I had planned to serve in ministry full time and then the opportunity presented itself to work as a sales rep in Christian…

Faculty Focus: Danielle Woodward

Danielle Woodward, ’88Assistant Professor of Management           What led you to being a professor? During one of my first job interviews out of college I was asked to name my dream profession. I said: “I want to eventually be a professor.” I think the reason for that answer mostly derives from…