WKU professor, students make mark on global healthcare

As a university with international reach, WKU has partnered with a variety of study abroad organizations to make it easier for students as well as faculty to extend their academic experiences beyond the U.S.

William Mkanta

Dr. William Mkanta, an associate professor of healthcare administration in the Department of Public Health, helps his students interact with international communities by leading study abroad programs with the Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS).

Originally from Tanzania, Dr. Mkanta is the director of the KIIS Tanzania and KIIS Zanzibar programs. He works collaboratively with students while abroad to carry out public health related academic programs and research on a variety of topics concerning public health and healthcare administration.

This summer, Dr. Mkanta will lead a group of 25 students to Tanzania for courses in social work, occupational safety as well as in community health and social engagements through the global health service-learning practicum. The group will depart on June 7 for five weeks of academic and intercultural experiences in Africa.

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