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Kimberly McKee, Director

Kimberly McKee, Director

Dr. Kimberly D. McKee has been appointed as the next Director of the Kutsche Office of Local History. She begins her term as Director on August 6, 2016.

Dr. McKee is currently Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies at Grand Valley State University. She comes to the position of Director with a rich background in working with community-based organizations. She has been the Assistant Director of the Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network since 2011, and has also worked with the New York Governor’s Committee on Scholastic Achievement and with the Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America. With a Ph.D. in Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies from The Ohio State University, a M.Sc. in Gender and Social Policy from the London School of Economics, and B.A. from The George Washington University in International Affairs, Dr. McKee is the author of over eight referred papers since arriving at GVSU. Her book Beyond Grateful: The Transnational Politics of Adoption (tentative title) is under contract with the University of Illinois Press.

Office Address: 324B Lake Ontario Hall
Phone: (616) 331-8099
Email:  mckeeki@gvsu.edu

 


Courtney Sherwood

Courtney Sherwood

Office Coordinator

In February 2014, the Kutsche Office of Local History welcomed Courtney Sherwood as the new office coordinator. A Grand Haven native, Courtney began working at GVSU in 2002. She has worked in the Dean’s Office of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for eight years, wearing many hats including providing grant support. As an extension of desire to advocate for the elderly she co-facilitates a support group on campus for Alzheimer’s caregivers. Courtney holds a B.A. in Writing from Vermont College of Norwich University. She continues to write in her spare moments she finds while raising two daughters. Her family recently moved to Allendale and spends their time together traveling and learning. Courtney began her work with the Kutsche Office in February 2014.

 


Office Address: 324 Lake Ontario Hall
Phone: (616) 331-8099
Email: sherwoco@gvsu.edu

 

Belinda Bardwell

Belinda Bardwell

Project Manager, Gi-gikinomaage-min (We are all teachers) and Graduate Assistant

Belinda Bardwell (LTBB) is a graduate student in Public Administration at GVSU and holds a B.S. in Liberal Studies. An accomplished community leader, Lin chairs the Grand Rapids Community Relations Commission. She has served as project coordinator and spokesperson for the "Gi-gikinomaage-min (We are all teachers): Defend Our History, Unlock Your Spirit" initiative since is launch in August 2014. Lin is also one of the project's lead oral historians. We are delighted to have Lin as a graduate assistant in the Kutsche Office of Local History.
 

 

Office Address: 324 Lake Ontario Hall
Phone: (616) 331-8099
Email: linbardwell@yahoo.com