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UC Faculty Member Christopher Leskiw Earns Tenure


Williamsburg, Ky. - University of the Cumberlands (UC) professor Dr. Christopher Leskiw, professor of History & Political Science, has earned tenure as announced by Dr. Larry Cockrum, Vice-President for Academic Affairs at UC.

Leskiw attended Niagara University and earned a B.A. in Political Science graduating Summa Cum Laude, in 1997. He then attended Vanderbilt University where he was awarded an M.A. in Political Science followed by a Ph.D. in Political Science in 2002.

Since joining the UC faculty in 2004, Leskiw has been awarded the Faculty Excellence Award in 2008, the William T. Miles Community Service Award in 2008, and was the “Honored Professor in 2007-2008” as selected by the Student Government Organization.

His research interests focus on American Foreign policy as well as the role of culture in politics and decision making.

The requirements for promotion at UC include effective teaching, substantial professional growth and a required number of years of service, among other things. To be tenured, a professor must exhibit evidence of distinction, promise of continued growth and assurance that the faculty will be strengthened far into the future. Tenure is usually given after seven years of full time service at the university, and after having been promoted to Associate Professor.

Located in Williamsburg, KY, University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.

Article Provided by Tabitha Bradley, University of the Cumberlands Multimedia and Athletic Services Department Student Assistant