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June 23, 2020 - Valerie Kepner, Ph.D., has been appointed Director of Women’s Studies at King’s College.  The Women’s Studies Program provides students an opportunity to earn a minor through courses in several fields and also to apply classroom learning through participation in co-curricular activities and programs.

A full-time member and chair of the Economics Department, Kepner earned her doctorate in economics from Colorado State University, her master’s from Iowa State University and her bachelor’s degree in economics and management from the University of Minnesota-Morris.  She was promoted from associate professor to professor effective the beginning of the fall semester.

Her research interests include the role of Catholic women religious in the education of minority Americans at the beginning of the formation of the United States.

Valerie Kepner, Ph.D.