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South Carolina Honors College

Faculty and Staff

Kay Banks, EdD

Title: Clinical Assistant Professor, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
South Carolina Honors College
Phone: 803-777-2409
Office: Harper College 225
Banks, Kay


Dr. Kay Banks is Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. As an administrator in the Honors College, she oversees the senior thesis requirement and Honors advisement.  In her faculty role, she teaches courses related to her research on social capital, social networks and upward mobility.  Recently she taught a class on social capital for the Honors College in Rome, Italy and has presented her research at national and international conferences. Her favorite roles in the Honors College are working directly with students as an academic advisor and discussing senior thesis ideas. 
Dr. Banks' professional background is diverse, combining 15 years as an experienced leader in higher education with a strong expertise in academic and student affairs.  When she is not spending time with students, Kay is either volunteering in the community or spending time with her daughter, planning their next adventure.