Dr. Valerie Hennings, associate professor of political science, has served as the director of the Col. Bud Day Center for Civic Engagement since 2016. Dr. Hennings teaches political science and gender studies courses and serves as co-adviser for the Morningside Civic Union, a campus organization that promotes awareness of political and social issues. Her research focuses on a variety of issues relating to political behavior, gender and politics, and civic engagement.
Dr. Hennings received her bachelor’s degree from Morningside in 2001. She has master’s degrees from George Washington University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.