Dr. Debarati Sen serves as a faculty member of the International Conflict Management Ph.D. program as well as the Geography and Anthropology department. Dr. Sen’s experiences of being raised in India’s caste system has influenced her philosophies around education and learning. As a result, Dr. Sen has developed a teaching philosophy that engages issues of social and cultural difference through disciplinary vantage points and works to develop relationships in trust with her students. Her
teaching philosophy has long-term effects because students are persuaded to consider perspectives outside of their own. Dr. Sen joined the staff of KSU in 2011. In that time, Dr. Sen, who sits on the national board of the American Association for University Women, has been recognized as an outstanding faculty honoree in KSU’s Anthropology department twice.