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Dr. Karen Kedrowski 
Co-Director of the West Forum 
Executive Director of the Center for Civic Learning

Office Phone: 803/323-2217
Office Location: 109 Dinkins

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. 

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Katarina Duich Moyon 
Co-Director of the West Forum

Office Phone: 803/323-4663 
Office Location: 330 Bancroft 

Katarina Moyon is the Co-Director of the John C. West Forum on Politics and Policy. She is also Director of the HMXP program and a lecturer in the Department of Political Science and University College. She received her M.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs and graduate magna cum laude with a B.A. in International Affairs and German from Northern Arizona University. She is interested in electoral code and comparative electoral systems. She worked for the International Foundation for Election Systems assisting developing countries in Eastern Europe organize and conduct democratic elections and also conducted research under a Fulbright Fellowship on the Republic of Croatia's election system. Also, she is interested in examining health policy in the US and abroad based on her work at the World Health Organization, European Division.

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Summersby Okey
Program Assistant for the West Forum

Office Phone: 803/323-4962
Office Location: 343 Bancroft

Summersby Okey is the Operations Manager of the Social & Behavioral Research Lab. Summersby also provides administrative support to the West Forum.

Summersby graduated from Winthrop in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy & Religious Studies and Political Science. After finishing her BA, Summersby once again attended Winthrop and graduated in May 2015 with a Master of Liberal Arts degree with a concentration in Political and Civic Engagement.

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