Dr. Mark Shale
Professor of Liberal Studies (1988)
B.A., University of Wisconsin; M.A., University of Wisconsin: American History; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin: History of Science
Office: 128 Carver Hall, Kentucky State University, 400 East Main Street, Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 597-6730
Background and Interests
Mark Shale came to Kentucky State University from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. An award-winning teacher at the UW, where he taught courses in integrated liberal studies, the history of science, dance, and continuing education in the arts, Mark found Kentucky State to be one of the few institutions in the country that offered him the opportunity to continue an integrative and multidisciplinary approach to education and teaching. Mark splits his teaching between the Honors Program, where he regularly engages students in math/science courses, and the Integrative Studies Program (IGS), where he most often teaches two sections of IGS 201 each semester. He has written and edited several texts tailored for use in the Honors Program and IGS classes. He serves on the Kentucky State University Senate and many university-level committees. For fourteen years he served as co-chair of the Kentucky State University Institute for Liberal Studies (ILS) Annual Conference on Science and Culture and edited its Proceedings. In 1994, Dr. George Shields and he co-edited Science, Technology, and Religious Ideas (University Press of America), a book which grew from the ILS conference. Over the years he has pursued his interests in the historical relations between religion and science, biblical interpretation, the development of evolutionary biology, and classical and modern astronomy. A former assistant dean in the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program, Mark lives in Richmond with his son, Brendan.
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