|Dr. Karen Kedrowski
Co-Director of the West Forum
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Office Phone: 803/323-2160
Office Location: 106 Kinard
Dr. Karen Kedrowski is the Co-Director of the John C. West Forum on Politics and Policy. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the Carl Albert Congressional Studies Center at the University of Oklahoma in 1992, and her BA in Political Science, French, and History from the University of Minnesota in 1986. She conducts research primarily in the fields of congressional communication and public policy. Her interest in health policy specifically stems from her two years as a Health Policy Analyst for Families USA in Washington, DC. She is the author of Media Entrepreneurs and the Media Enterprise in the US Congress (1996); and coauthor of Cancer Activism (2007) and Breastfeeding Rights in the United States (2008). In 2010 she was a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at McGill University in Montreal Canada. In 2011, she was named Winthrop University's Distinguished Professor, the University's highest faculty honor.