Dr. Christopher M. Kennedy

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Dr. Christopher M. Kennedy

Vice President for Student Life
Professor of History

Office: UC 205B
Phone: 843-661-1557


Dr. Kennedy joined the Francis Marion University faculty in 2006. He became Chair of the History Department in 2012 and Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Director of Graduate Programs in 2016. Dr. Kennedy was awarded the Faculty award for Excellence in Teaching 2016.

Dr. Kennedy became the Vice President for Student Life July 2019.

Dr. Kennedy has presented papers both nationally and internationally, including, Portugal, Hungry and 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.


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

Modern Ireland

The British Empire

Modern British Isles

Europe 1814-1914

Senior Thesis