Ken holds a bachelor’s degree from Hanover College (Ind.) and master's and Ph.D. degrees in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia. In addition, he has been awarded three honorary degrees. He has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels and in professional education courses at the University of Virginia, Butler University, Indiana University, and Springfield College. His primary fields of teaching have been politics, leadership, philanthropic and nonprofit studies, and organizational management.
As a volunteer, Ken has served as trustee, director and officer of a wide range of charitable and philanthropic organizations encompassing the cultural, educational, social service, foundation, and religious worlds. As a professional and volunteer he has led development efforts that have raised in excess of $500 million dollars.
Ken is especially interested in the themes of democracy and philanthropy, philanthropy and faith, leadership development, and the culture of diversity.