Dr. Kerr, a professor at Texas Wesleyan since 2000, considers herself a student-centered instructor. “Every semester, I expect to learn from my students as much as they learn from me. Group efforts are part of the learning process in my classrooms. We laugh a lot; students are encouraged to laugh at me and with me.” A very fast talker, Dr. Kerr types notes for her students.
She values hard work and enjoys the close relationships she can develop with the students. “The small class sizes help me to remove barriers for the students to be successful. All my degrees are from large schools so I know what that experience is like. Professors can’t have relationships with all the students. Texas Wesleyan is for you if you are interested in a learning experience where you will feel part of a community.” She finds it especially rewarding to help students figure out what they will do after graduation. “Deciding what to do after you get your degree can be so stressful so seeing them get past that is priceless.”
Dr. Kerr’s specialties include experimental psychology, psychometrics, developmental psychology, and statistical research methods. She has written a chapter in the 21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook on psychometrics.
Her favorite class to teach is Statistics. “So many people are scared of math, I really enjoy seeing the students succeed in that class and get past that fear.”
M.Ed. Educational Technology — University of Texas at Brownsville
Ph.D. Experimental Psychology — Texas Tech University
M.A. Experimental Psychology — Texas Tech University
B.S. Psychology — Texas A&M University
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Dr. Kerr loves to run and is an avid college football fan. Her favorite team is her alma mater, Texas A&M, even though she is married to a Longhorn fan/University of Texas graduate.