Katherine Kinnick, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Honors College
Dr. Kinnick was appointed Associate Dean of the Honors College in 2015, after serving
as director of KSU's Dual Enrollment Honors Program for ten years. She held previous
positions as interim chair of the Communication department and professor of Communication.
Dr. Kinnick is the 2010 recipient of KSU's highest faculty award, the Distinguished
Professor Award, and the 2001 recipient of KSU's highest award for teaching, the Distinguished
Teaching Award. She has served as president of the Georgia Communication Association
and as a Governor's Teaching Fellow. Prior to joining the KSU faculty in 1995, she
held positions in agency and non-profit public relations. She holds a Ph.D. in Mass
Communication from the University of Georgia, a masters in Communication from Georgia
State University, and a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of South