Dr. Kerr began his tenure as Vice President for Academic Affairs on July 1, 2010. He provides oversight to the academic programs of Sterling College, including the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Professional Studies, library, academic support, registrar, institutional assessment, and Sterling College Online, the distance education division of the College.
Dr. Kerr has great involvement in the institution’s five year strategic plan centered around developing the academic program. This vision for academic strength is to be accomplished in a way that adds to two vital aspects of our campus identity, our culture of community and our commitment to the integration of Christian faith and academics.
Originally from Buffalo, New York, Dr. Kerr earned the Bachelor of Science from Cornell University, the Master of Science from Colorado State University, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Physiology from the University of Minnesota. Prior to coming to Sterling College, Dr. Kerr served as a biology faculty member for 18 years at Bluefield College, a sister CCCU institution in Virginia. During this time he also served ten years as Chair of the Division of Science and Mathematics. From May, 2008, through June, 2009, he served as Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and accreditation liaison.
His wife, Cheryl, was raised in Oklahoma, and they have three children with them in Kansas. Their eldest is married and lives in Louisville, Kentucky.
Bachelor of Science from Cornell University
Master of Science from Colorado State University
Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Physiology from the University of Minnesota