|Department||Cormier Honors College|
Christopher L. Kukk, Ph.D. is The Wilma Register Sharp & Marc Boyd Sharp Dean of the Cormier Honors College for Citizen Scholars and Professor of Political Science at Longwood University.
Dr. Kukk is also the HarperCollins author of "The Compassionate Achiever," Fulbright Scholar and member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from Boston College and his B.A. in political science from Boston University. He was also an international security fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He is the former Director of both the Kathwari Honors Program and the Center for Compassion, Creativity and Innovation at Western Connecticut State University.
Dr. Kukk was also a counter-intelligence agent for the United States Army, Director of the Jane Goodall Center for Excellence in Environmental Education, a research associate for Cambridge Energy Research Associates, and has provided the Associated Press, National Public Radio, The Economist magazine, NBC-TV and other media outlets with analysis on a wide range of topics and issues.
His research and publications combine neuroscience with the social sciences and focus on understanding how weaving values such as compassion into our learning, civic and business communities affect levels of financial, intellectual and social capital.