3- Professor Kelly Kirk

September 16, 2019

I’m very excited for this week’s guest. I’m joined by Professor of History at Black Hills State University, Kelly Kirk. Besides being a professor and director of the Honors Program at BHSU, Kelly is also one of the key figures in a fascinating project known as the Veterans’ Legacy Program (VLP).

The VLP works in coordination with communities to tell the stories of veterans interred in national cemeteries. BHSU has been running a program for several years that has drawn incredible support from the community and families of veterans.

In this jam-packed conversation, Kelly and I discuss growing up as the Harry Potter books were released, the importance of fiction in academics and professional life, and her work with the VLP.

To find out more about VLP, and see the work they’re doing, check out the following links:

And as always, if you want to find out more about me:






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