Kathy Purnell

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Kathy Purnell
Advisory board member
(269) 387-5680
(269) 387-5354
3308 Friedmann Hall, Mail Stop 5346
Mailing address: 
Department of Political Science
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5346 USA
  • J.D., DePaul University, College of Law
  • Ph.D., Cornell University
  • A.B., Harvard University

Dr. Kathy Purnell, an instructor in the Department of Political Science, is a licensed attorney in the state of Michigan and a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys.

Her prior positions at Western Michigan University have included serving as the Office of the Vice President for Research's Research Contracts Administrator (Pre-Award Contracts), WMU's first University Service Learning Coordinator and an instructor in the First Year Experience Program. At the University of Chicago, she served as Director of External Funding and Special Projects for the Physical Sciences Division and as Associate Director of Foundation Relations.