WFU Provost Rogan Kersh to Speak at Summit School

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by Carissa Joines

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Rogan Kersh, provost and professor at Wake Forest University, will speak at Summit School on February 2 at 7 p.m. Kersh is speaking on the topic of “ethics and integrity among young people today” as part of Summit School’s Inspiring Learning series. All Inspiring Learning speaking events are free and open to the public.

rogan kersh speaking“Our community is not limited to the teachers, children and parents who learn together on Summit School’s campus each day. The Inspiring Learning series offers a forum for the entire community to learn, ask questions and have meaningful conversations,” Michael Ebeling, head of Summit School, said. “Together, we can think about how to be lifelong learners in our rapidly changing world. The Inspiring Learning Series is a tangible way to strengthen the parent-school partnership and is a very real way for parents to have a voice in the education of their children.”

Kersh received his B.A. from Wake Forest in 1986 and returned as provost and professor of political science in July 2012. In this role he oversees the University’s academic mission and programs on the Reynolda Campus, working closely with President Hatch, the academic deans, and faculty and administrative colleagues to support and enhance research, teaching and graduate and undergraduate programs of the College of Arts and Sciences as well as Wake Forest’s Schools of Business, Divinity and Law. He also coordinates academic programming with the administration of the School of Medicine.

Prior to arriving at Wake Forest, Kersh was associate dean of NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service, where he was professor of public policy. Kersh has published two books, on American political history and on health policy, and his Debating American Government (with James Morone) will be published in January 2013 by Oxford University Press. He has published more than 50 academic articles and does frequent media commentary on U.S. politics. He has been a Mellon Fellow in the Humanities, a Luce Scholar, a Robert Wood Johnson Fellow and is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. In 15 years’ teaching at Yale, Syracuse, and NYU, he received four university-wide teaching awards. Kersh received his Ph.D. in political science from Yale in 1996 and has professional experience in the U.S. Congress, the British Parliament and at think tanks in Tokyo and Washington, DC.


Summit School is located at 2100 Reynolda Road. Summit School is an independent, co-educational day school for students in Kindergarten through 9th grade. To learn more about the school, visit their website HERE.

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