Veterans transitioning from military to civilian life subject of KWC study | News
The Kentucky Wesleyan College Psychology Department is looking for assistance with a research project involving honorably discharged veterans who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan in order to assess the transition from military to civilian life.
Robert Brooks, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and psychology major, is the primary researcher, and Jon Higdon, a U.S. Air Force veteran and cum laude May graduate of the college, will assist in data collection. Mike Fagan, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, will supervise the project.
The researchers will ask veterans to describe their pre-military, military and post-military experiences. The goal of the project is to provide suggestions to the military on ways to improve the rate of successful transitions.
Brooks’ earned a prestigious Wesleyan Fellowship, a grant-based work-study program offered to a small group of KWC students each year. The intellectually demanding fellowships provide unique opportunities for students to think creatively and solve problems in their fields of study. Higdon will pursue a master’s degree in social work at the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville in the fall. Dr. Fagan has been a KWC professor since 1977.
Veterans who are interested in participating should contact Robert Brooks at 270-485-3448.