Faculty and Staff

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…

Why I Give – Dr. Christine Salmon

“Liberal arts colleges bookend my college career. I began as a student at Southwestern University in Texas, a small Methodist-affiliated liberal arts college. Though I have worked at several different institutions of higher education, from community college to research universities, I always knew I wanted to work at a small college where I could make…

Faculty Focus: Nate Gross

Nate Gross, Director of Theatre, is doing great things at Kentucky Wesleyan.  Check it out! Upcoming Musical I have wanted to direct Sweeney Todd for years. Why, you may ask? First, Sondheim. He’s the best. Such a tremendous loss recently, but what a life!! That’s really enough, but there is so much more. It is…

Faculty Focus: Dragana Derlic

Dr. Dragana Derlic, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology, hold a B.S. in Criminal Justice and an M.S. in Criminal Justice, Both from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and a PhD in Criminology, from The University of Texas at Dallas. What led you to being a professor? After receiving my bachelors, I decided…

Meet the President’s Cabinet – Scott Kramer ’87

Vice President of Facilities and Executive Initiatives Scott Kramer ’87, VP of facilities and executive initiatives, says KWC students are the reason he is here and that he has always sought to make a positive difference in their lives. “I treat our students the way I want my own kids to be treated, and I…

Kentucky Wesleyan College raises record $461,045 on Giving Tuesday

Over $1.5 million raised since 2015 Kentucky Wesleyan College received $461,045 yesterday, its seventh Giving Tuesday, which more than doubled its goal of $200,000. The College has realized $1.59 million in investments from alumni, friends and employees since its inaugural Giving Tuesday in 2015. “It is impossible to adequately express our appreciation for this outpouring…