Lisa Marie Kerr, Ed.D.

Associate Professor College of Leadership and Ethics
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Lisa Marie Kerr, Ed.D. is an educator dedicated to facilitating learning opportunities through which leaders are challenged and supported to identify and actualize potential in themselves and others. She joined the College of Leadership and Ethics faculty in 2022 with expertise in curriculum development, assessment and learning sciences. She has developed graduate-level academic programs in leadership and professional development as well as interdisciplinary studies. Recent research projects are associated with the National Institutes of Health, the National Conference on Hidden Populations, and Forging Future Leaders through Judicious Leadership.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership

Professional Highlights


Associate Professor, U.S. Naval War College

Appointed as Associate Professor of Leader Development in the College of Leadership and Ethics.

Assistant Dean, Graduate School, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Led the Office of Professional Studies and Experiential Learning, Directed the Leadership and Professional Development program, Directed the MA and MS Interdisciplinary Studies program, and implemented AL ASSET, a statewide interdisciplinary graduate degree program.

Faculty Affiliate, Adjunct Professor, Oklahoma State University

Developed and taught courses in research, theory, and practice for higher education graduate students.

Associate Provost, Student Success and Retention, Auburn University at Montgomery

Administratively responsible for leading all student success, recruitment, retention, financial aid, and scholarship units. Contributed to strategic planning, institutional assessment and accreditation, the Center for Excelling in Learning and Teaching , and taught university transition courses.


Ed.D., Oklahoma State University, 2009, Higher Education Leadership

Graduate Studies, Oregon State University, 2001, Public Health

M.S., University of South Carolina, 1998, Exercise Science

B.S., Grand Valley State University, 1996, K-12 Education

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