DEPUTY PROFESSOR OF MILITARY SCIENCE
Lieutenant Colonel Robert Kennedy
Lieutenant Colonel Kennedy was born and raised in Havertown, Pennsylvania. He attended Penn State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography along with a Regular Army commission from ROTC in 1979. He met his wife, the former Carol Lee Yeager of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania while both were undergraduates in Happy Valley. They have been happily married for 30 years! As an Army infantry officer, he has had a wonderful, exciting and rewarding career serving in numerous challenging command and staff assignments in the U.S. (Georgia, Washington, California, Kansas) and abroad (Italy, Germany, Korea). His previous active duty assignment was as the Professor of Military Science for the Army ROTC program at Kansas State University. In 2000, he retired from active duty, remained in Kansas and transitioned into civilian service as a Senior Army Instructor for the Army’s Junior ROTC program. During this period, he also served part time as an Adjunct Professor of Educational Leadership for Kansas State University. In 2010, he returned to active duty and Pennsylvania to serve as a cadre member in the Penn State Army ROTC program. How wonderful!!! His formal education includes a Master of Science degree in Systems Management from the University of Denver, a Master of Arts degree in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and diplomas from the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff Colleges. He values serving his church and community by volunteering to support worthy causes and coaching youth activities. His hobby centers on maintaining physical fitness and involves running, weight-lifting, cycling, basketball, volleyball, racquetball and snow skiing. He is an avid sports fan, focusing on college athletics, especially Penn State women’s volleyball and football. He and Carol have two adult daughters, Erin and Katie.