Ben Wolfe

School of Applied and Interdisciplinary Studies

Kansas State University

Ben Wolfe is currently the Dean/CEO of the Kansas State University Olathe Campus and School of Interdisciplinary Studies. He also holds a full teaching professor appointment in the School. Prior, he was an Associate Dean at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus and KU School of Professional Studies in addition to holding a teaching professor appointment in the environmental studies program where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses. Before working for KU, Ben was a geoscience faculty member and served as Division Chair of Natural and Social Sciences at Metropolitan Community College - Kansas City.

Research Interests: Geoscience education policy; higher education leadership and policy, workforce and new program development, geoscience at two-year colleges; STEM student transfer. 

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Essays (2)

Supporting Student Success in Geosciences at 2YCs through Field Based Learning part of SAGE 2YC:Workshops:Supporting Student Success in Geoscience at Two-year Colleges:Essays
Ben Wolfe, Metropolitan Community College Download this essay (Acrobat (PDF) 42kB Jun13 13) The overwhelming majority of students at my institution take geoscience courses (e.g. physical geology or physical ...

Strategies for raising awareness of geoscience related careers at 2-year colleges part of SAGE 2YC:Workshops:Preparing Students in Two-year Colleges for Careers:Essays
I am single faculty discipline at my campus, part of a large urban multi-campus district in Kansas City, Missouri with a total of three district full-time geology faculty. The overwhelming majority of students at my institution take geoscience courses (e.g. physical geology or physical geography) to fulfill part of the general education requirements of the Associates in Arts degree or General Education certificate for transfer to a 4-year school...

Conference Presentations (2)

Factors that Influence Two-Year College Student Transfer Intent and Geoscience Degree Aspirations part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Oral Sessions:Thursday A
Colleges and universities are facing greater accountability to identify and implement practices that increase the number of two-year college (2YC) students who transfer to four-year institutions (4YC) and complete ...

Factors that contribute and inhibit successful transfer for two-year college students: Implications on strengthening the geoscience student transfer pathway part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Two-year colleges (2YCs) play an important role in postsecondary education in the U.S., and are essential in the education of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Research indicates ...


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