Christopher Kukk

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Christopher Kukk
BornUnited States
🏡 ResidenceBrookfield, Connecticut, United States
🏳️ NationalityAmerican
🏳️ CitizenshipUnited States
🎓 Alma materBoston University (BA)
Boston College (MA, PhD)
💼 Occupation

Christopher 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.[1]

Education[edit]

Christopher Kukk graduated from the U.S. Army Military Intelligence School's Counterintelligence Agent program in Fort Huachuca, Arizona. Kukk earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston University, graduating as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, one of the oldest honor societies in the United States. Kukk went on to earn a Master of Arts degree in American and International Politics and a Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science from Boston College.[2]

Career[edit]

Kukk worked as a Counterintelligence Agent for the United States Army. Following his departure from the military, Kukk worked as a research assistant for Cambridge Energy Research Associates. Kukk is also a 2007-2008 Fulbright Scholar at the University of Tartu in Estonia. Kukk has taught at Harvard College, Boston College, and Western Connecticut State University as a professor of Political Science.[3] Western Connecticut State University presented Kukk with the Teaching Excellence Award on December 8, 2009.[4] Kukk is currently The Wilma Register Sharp & Marc Boyd Sharp Dean of the Cormier Honors College for Citizen Scholars and Professor of Political Science at Longwood University.

Kukk believes in a holistic approach to education-bringing in multiple disciplines and studies to make learning accessible to different people and enhance the experience. For instance, he may blend history, economics, and culture to make a lesson stronger.[2] Kukk's devotion to education stems from a passion of learning and experiencing the world through the lenses of his students. Kukk said,“The greatest thing about teaching is the chance to read, analyze and discuss the issues of today with bright, young minds. It promotes critical thinking of those issues. And my ideal class is when someone asks me a question I don’t know the answer to — someone thought outside the box. Those are the days I’m walking on Cloud Nine.”[2]

Kukk's 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.[1] He is the author of "The Compassionate Achiever" (HarperCollins/HarperOne 2017).

Personal life[edit]

Kukk is married to his high school sweetheart, Elly, and they have three sons. Dr. Kukk loves and is quite obsessed with chocolate milk.[1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Bio". ChisKukk.com. Chris Kukk/InnovOwl LLC. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Dr. Chris Kukk- Teaching Excellence Award". WCSU Faculty and Staff. Western Connecticut State University. Archived from the original on 21 November 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2015. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. "Social Sciences Faculty Bios". WCSU Social Sciences Faculty Bios. Western Connecticut State University. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  4. Steinmetz, Paul. "WHAT CHRIS KUKK CAN TEACH MEN". WCSU in the Age of Reason. Connecticut New Blog. Retrieved 25 October 2015.

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