Katherine Fennelly

Professor Emerita
diversity and cross-cultural relations; health and public policy; immigration and public policy

Katherine Fennelly's research and outreach interests include the human rights of immigrants and refugees in the United States, and the preparedness of communities and public institutions to adapt to demographic changes. She is a demographer and evaluation specialist who has spent many years studying reproductive health among Latinos in the United States and Latin America. Fennelly has been dean of the University of Minnesota Extension Service, a faculty member and department head at the Pennsylvania State University, and a faculty member at Columbia University School of Public Health. She currently resides in New York and teaches on-line Masters courses on Immigrant Health Issues and Intercultural Competence.

Fennelly is bilingual in Spanish and English and has worked and traveled extensively throughout Latin America.

She holds a certificate of studies from the University of Madrid, a master's of philosophy, a master's of health education, and a doctorate in adult education from Columbia University.

Scholars Strategy Network (SSN) Briefs:

Demo of e-course on Immigration for Law Enforcement Professionals

The Clothes I Wear: Ethnic Dress and Stereotypes, Part One and Two

part onepart two

Copyright (c) 2011 by Katherine Fennelly. This work is made available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license.

Selected Writings

In The Media

Humphrey School Professor Emerita Katherine Fennelly is quoted in this article examining the immigration issue from the perspective of Minnesota's business community. 

Star Tribune
February 3, 2018

A report by Katherine Fennelly, Humphrey School professor emerita, on the economic benefits of immigration is cited by the Star Tribune in its editorial calling for immigration reform. 

Star Tribune
July 1, 2016