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Ernest J. Yanarella
Professor Emeritus, Political Science

Dr. Yanarella is a retired Professor in the Political Science Department.  For several decades, he served as the Associate Director of the Center for Sustainable Cities and was selected by the Dean on faulty recommendation as Director of Environmental Studies Program in the College of Arts & Sciences for two terms totaling 10 years of service. Dr. Yanarella's teaching and research interests aligned well with the mission of the program, and his experience as an administrator provided valuable guidance to the program. He served as Director of Undergraduate Studies and Director of Graduate studies for several stints, from 2011-2017, and he also served as Chair of the Department of Political Science for six years before a year sabbatical and retirement in July 2019. He was president of the Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Kentucky for seven years.

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  • Appalachian Center
  • Environmental and Sustainability Studies
  • Applied Environmental and Sustainability Studies