Erin Kenny, Ph.D.

Erin KennyAssociate Professor of Anthropology
Director of Teaching and Learning Center

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Erin Kenny is a cultural anthropologist with research interests in household economics, kinship and the family, and cultural constructions of personhood, including rites of passage, gender, and life course.

Dr. Kenny directs the minor program in Women & Gender Studies. She is also the inaugural Director of Drury University's Teaching and Learning Center. 


B.S., James Madison University (Anthropology/Geology), 1991
M.A., Wichita State University (Anthropology), 1995
Ph.D., University of Kentucky (Anthropology/Gender Studies), 2005

Drury University faculty member since 2005
Associate Professor since 2011

Selected Awards:

2015 - NEH Institute:  Development & Global Justice 

2012 - CEW Fellowship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

2011 - Fulbright CIES Award, Tanzania

2007 - Edward Jones Center for Entrepreneurship Faculty Travel Award

2005 - University of Kentucky Provost's Outstanding Teaching Award

2004 - Beth Wilder Dillingham Dissertation Award

2002 - Fulbright IIE Doctoral Dissertation Grant, Guinea