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Heather Carpenter

Student Affairs Officer


Heather Carpenter serves as an advisor and co-curricular coordinator for the Honors Program at the University of Kentucky. She also teaches in the Women and Gender Studies program at Eastern Kentucky University.

Prior to coming to UK, she was the Communications and Development coordinator for KECSAC (the Kentucky Educational Collaborative for State Agency Children), a grant-program at Eastern Kentucky University. Before KECSAC, she taught English and Composition at Bluegrass Community and Technical College for two years.

Heather earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Anthropology from Centre College, a Master of Arts degree in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, and an M.Div degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School in May of 2007. 

Outside of her responsibilities with the Honors Program, Heather enjoys traveling, reading, writing, pretending she takes yoga seriously, wasting time on Facebook, and saving the world.