Ken is an educator in higher education, who currently works for the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. He completed his doctorate studies from Michigan State University in May 2021. He is a co-creator of the Virtual Educator Network and his doctoral studies involved researching the VEN as a form of educator development. He earned his M.A. in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from Ball State University (2013), and his B.A. in Communication Studies and English Language and Literature from Grand Valley State University (2011). Ken's professional experience in higher education spans student affairs and academic services. He currently serves as the President of the Michigan Chapter of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA-MI).
Throughout his tenure in education, Ken has been intentional about making space for student voice and advocating for students from underrepresented backgrounds. He has served on several Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committees and task forces, and he has coordinated DEI focused professional development opportunities and experiences. He is passionate about student advocacy and working with other professionals to realize we all play a role in cultivating change at our respective institutions.
He enjoys spending time with his growing family, watching The Golden Girls, painting, and karaoke.