Kim Scipes

Kim Scipes is a Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Purdue University Northwest. He taught on the Westville campus between 2004 and 2022, remains active as a scholar and activist, and is a co-founder of LEPAIO, the Labor Education Project on AFL-CIO International Operations.

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  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2003
  • M.A., Development Studies, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands, 1991
  • B.S., Criminology, cum laude, Florida State University, 1975
Kim Scipes

Outstanding Faculty Engagement Award

Kim Scipes, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, received the award for Outstanding Faculty Engagement at the 2023 PNW Founder’s Day Celebration.

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Dr. Kim Scipes: Building a Network of Compassion in a World Waiting to Be United

The career and achievements of Dr. Kim Scipes were recently highlighted in the Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement.

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Lionhearted Leaders: Kim Scipes

Kim Scipes tries to instill civic participation in his students.

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