Dr. Christopher M. Kennedy

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Dr. Christopher M. Kennedy

Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Director of Graduate Programs
Professor of History

Office: FH 205
Phone: (843) 661-1557
Email: ckennedy@fmarion.edu

Biography

Dr. Kennedy joined the FMU faculty in 2006. He became chair of the History Department in 2012 and Associate Provost in 2016.  He was awarded the Faculty award for Excellence in Teaching 2016.

Dr. Kennedy has presented papers both nationally and internationally, including at Saint Patrick’s College, the Marino Institute in Ireland, and the New England Historical Association. Additionally, he has published a number of book reviews including for the journal Providence: Studies in Western Civilization as well as a book, Genesis of the Rising 1912-1916: A Transformation of Nationalist Opinion (Peter Lang, 2009). His main research interests are in early modern, modern Irish history and the history of the British Empire. When not teaching, Dr. Kennedy enjoys traveling, camping, fishing, hiking, running, kayaking, and spending time with his family.

Education

PhD., University College Cork, National University of Ireland

M.A, Providence College

B.A, Northern Michigan University

Courses Taught: 

European History to the French Revolution

European History since the French Revolution

Medieval Europe

The British Empire

Modern British Isles

Europe 1814-1914

Senior Thesis

 

Affordability

FMU has the lowest cost of attendance of any college in South Carolina, based on rankings from CollegeFactual.com.

Meaningful Academics

The liberal arts remain the foundation of a great education for all FMU students, but we’ve developed an array of professional programs to meet the 21st century needs of both our students and our community.

The Right Size

The University keeps class sizes small because that’s the environment that best facilitates learning. A 15:1 student-professor ratio, and a student enrollment of 4,000 provides the perfect balance to enhance learning and still promote a diverse selection of programs.

Aesthetics

Students can walk our lovely, tree-lined campus in about 30-45 minutes, but most take longer because in a place this beautiful, you want to stop and enjoy nature’s beauty.

UNIVERSITY HONORS

Francis Marion University has been recognized for six straight years as a “Great College to Work For” Honor Roll university by the Chronicle for Higher Ed. More at http://www.chronicle.com/interactives/greatcolleges18

  • FMU is consistently ranked among the Best Regional Universities by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Francis Marion University is listed as the Best Ethnically Diverse University in the South by U.S. News and World Report.

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CONTACT US

Mailing Address:
PO Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502
Street Address:
4822 E. Palmetto St, Florence, SC 29506

1-800-368-7551
Main Office Numbers

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DISCRIMINATION POLICY

Francis Marion University follows all state, local, and federal laws banning discrimination in public institutions of higher learning. FMU adheres to all Title IX policies, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other protected category under applicable state, local, or federal law. General questions regarding Title IX can be directed to the Office of Civil Rights (www.ed.gov/ocr). Specific questions may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator (titleixcoordinator@fmarion.edu) or the University’s Human Resources Office.

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