Curriculum Vitae

Stacey L. Kerr

Department of Geography & Environmental Studies

284 Dow Science Complex | Central Michigan University | Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

(989) 774-1549 | stacey.kerr@cmich.edu

EDUCATION                                     

2016

Ph.D. in Social Studies Education from the University of Georgia, Department of Educational Theory  & Practice, Athens, GA

Dissertation title: Limitless classroom: Investigations and interventions in spaces of geography teacher education

Dissertation Chair: H. James Garrett

2012       

M.A. in Geography and Regional Studies with Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) Certificate from the University of Miami, Department of Geography & Regional Studies, Coral Gables, FL

Thesis title: Public education in an era of privatization: A spatial examination of the relationship between charter school clusters and gentrification in Washington, D.C. and Brooklyn, NY

Thesis Chair: Peter O. Muller

2010 

B.S.Ed., Double Major in Elementary Education, and Geography and Regional Studies, from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2016 – Present   

Assistant Professor

Department of Geography & Environmental Studies

Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI

OTHER EMPLOYMENT

2012 – 2016    

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Department of Educational Theory & Practice

University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2012 – 2016 

Graduate Research Assistant

Department of Educational Theory & Practice

University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2012     

Educational Specialist Intern

Environmental Systems Research Institute

(Esri), Redlands, CA

2010 – 2012

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Department of Geography & Regional Studies,

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

2010  

Associate Teacher

Rivera Day School, Coral Gables, FL

2008 – 2009 

Paraprofessional & Substitute Teacher

Henry S. West Laboratory School Coral Gables FL

AWARDS & HONORS

2017

Salvatore J. Natoli Dissertation Award, National Council for Geography Education $500

2017

Teaching Enhanced Active Learning Fellow, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI. $1200

2016

Marion Rice Graduate Student Travel Award, University of Georgia, College of Education, Athens, GA. $500

2015

Featured on the Graduate Student Spotlight, University of Georgia Graduate School, Athens, GA. Article can be found here: http://bit.ly/2kn7akj

2015

Winner of the Summer Dissertation Fellowship Award, University of Georgia Graduate School, Athens, GA. $3500

2015

College of Education Travel Award, University of Georgia, Athens, GA. $200

2015

Department of Educational Theory & Practice Travel Award, University of Georgia, Athens, GA. $400

2014

Marion Rice Graduate Student Travel Award, University of Georgia, College of Education, Athens, GA. $715

2014

Selected member to the Association of American Geographer’s and National Geographic Education’s Geoprogressions Research Development Workshop, Washington, DC.

2014

Outstanding Paper, Gail Hobbs Paper Competition, Thinking with Deleuze for Geography Education, Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, Tampa, FL. $100

2013

1st Place Award at Hack-For-Athens Team Application Development Competition, “Comm-UNITY: Need Help?  Get Help!  A Mobile 2-1-1 App,” Regional Event for National Civic Day of Hacking, Athens, GA. $250

2013

1st Place Award for Conceptual/Theoretical Poster, Putting the Use of Aesthetics in Teacher Education on the Map, Poster presented at the University of Georgia, College of Education Graduate Research Conference, Athens, GA. $100

2013

Marion Rice Graduate Student Travel Award, University of Georgia, College of Education, Athens, GA. $460

2014

Selected member to the Association of American Geographer’s, National Geographic Education’s, & the National Council for Geography Education’s Reading The Road Map Task Force, Washington, DC.

2010

Award for Excellence in Associate Teaching, University of Miami, School of Education, Coral Gables, FL.

2010

Outstanding Scholar, University of Miami, Department of Geography & Regional Studies, Coral Gables, FL.

2010

Magna Cum Laude, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

GRANT ACTIVITY

Funded

2017

$350 285, Principal Investigator, Developing a Sustainable Mentoring Network in Geography and the Social Studies, 2017 Improving Teacher Quality Grant, grant funded by the United States Department of Education, Pass-through Entity: Michigan Department of Education, Project Number 170290-003

2012 – 2013

$515 000, Research Assistant, Language-Rich Inquiry-based Science for English Language Learners (LISELL), grant funded by the National Science Foundation, Discovery Research K-12 Program, 2010-2013 (award #1019236)

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Articles:

Schmeichel, M., Kerr S.L, & Linder, C. (2017). Selfies as postfeminist pedagogy: The production of traditional femininity in the US South. Gender & Education. DOI: 10.1080/09540253.2017.1411890

Kerr, S.L. & Adams, E.C. (2017). What do you see? Visual(izing) social studies for all. Oregon Journal of the Social Studies 5(1). 30-41.

Kerr, S.L. (2016). Integrating geospatial technologies into existing teacher education coursework: Theoretical and practical notes from the field. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 16(3). Retrieved from http://www.citejournal.org/volume-16/issue-3-16/current-practice/integrating-geospatial-technologies-into-existing-teacher-education-coursework-theoretical-and-practical-notes-from-the-field

Garrett, H. J., & Kerr, S. L. (2016). Theorizing the Use of Aesthetic Texts in Social Studies Education. Theory & Research in Social Education 44(4). 505-531.

Kerr, S., Schmeichel, M., & Janis, S. (2015). Using Evernote as an interactive notebook with pre-service social studies teachers. Social Studies Research and Practice 10(1). 94-111.

Kerr, S., Collins, L., Jo, I., Monroe-Ossi, H., Ray, W., Whitcraft, A.K., Solem, M., & Stoltman, J.P. (2014). Teacher education and geography: Research perspectives.  Research in Geographic Education,15(2). 44-58.

Book Chapters:

Kerr, S.L. (in press). Space. In D. G. Krutka, A. M. Whitlock, & M. Helmsing. Keywords in the social studies: Concepts and conversations. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.

Manuscripts Under Review:

Kerr, S.L. (under review). Navigating lack: K-12 educators’ preparation and practices for the teaching of geography.

Kerr, S.L., & Schmeichel, M.J. (under review). Teacher Twitter chats: Gender differences in participants’ contributions.

Adams, E.C., Kerr, S.L., Wurzburg, B (under review). The Production of pedagogy within a society of control: Making Three Minute Theory’s What are Societies of Control?

Manuscripts in Preparation:

Schmeichel, M.J. & Kerr, S.L. (in preparation). Twitter chat as DIY professional development for social studies teachers.

Kerr, S. L. (in preparation). Make more maps, not tracings in (geography) teacher education.

Kerr, S. L.(in preparation). The pedagogy of a digitally-prompted dérive: A mobilities-based analysis.

Schmeichel, M., Kerr S.L, & Linder, C. (in preparation). Game day dress in the south: The performance of femininity at football games in the SEC.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Ker, S.L. & Krutka, D.G (2018, June). The world and a citizen’s place in it: American undergraduates map and describe what citizens should know about the world. Paper accepted the Social Science Education Consortium, Florence, Italy.

Kerr, S.L (2017, November). When lack lusters: Four social studies teachers navigate lack in geography education. Paper presented to the College & University Faculty Assembly (CUFA), San Francisco, CA.

Kerr, S.L (2017, November). Space. In D. G. Krutka, A. M. Whitlock, & M. Helmsing. Keywords in the social studies: Concepts and conversations. Symposium presented to the College & University Faculty Assembly (CUFA), San Francisco, CA.

Kerr, S.L., & Schmeichel, M.J. (2017, November). Twitter chats: Do open and online spaces recreate the gendered divisions of social studies professional development? Paper presented to the College & University Faculty Assembly (CUFA), San Francisco, CA.

Kerr, S.L. (2017, July). Twitter Chats, professional development, and the role of social media in geography education. Paper presented the National Council for Geography Education (NCGE) Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

Kerr, S.L (2017, July). Limitless classroom: Discussions of investigations and interventions in geography teacher education. Paper presented in the Salvatore J. Natoli Dissertation Award Recipient Session at the National Council for Geography Education (NCGE) Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

Schmeichel, M.J. & Kerr, S.L (2017, May). Twitter as “DIY” Professional Development for Teachers. Paper presented to the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign, IL.

Kerr, S.L (2017, April). Conversations on lack: Teachers discuss geography education. Paper presented to the American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Schmeichel, M.J & Kerr, S.L (2016, November). Neoliberalism, Twitter, and teachers: An examination of gender in online Twitter chats. Paper presented to the National Women’s Studies Association, Montreal, PQ, Canada.

Kerr, S. L. (2016, May). Sharing is caring: Twitter as share economy for educators. Paper presented at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign, IL.

Kerr, S. (2016, April). Derivations on a dérive: Walking for thinking about movement, space, and self in teacher education. Paper accepted to American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

Kerr, S. (2015, November). Walking, photographing, and mapping: A method for the teaching and learning of geography. Paper presented to College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for Social Studies, New Orleans, LA.

Garrett, H.J, Schmeichel, M.J., Janis, S., & Logan, K., Walker, A., Kerr, S. (2015, November). Three-minute video annotations:  Complexity in clinical social studies teacher education. Paper presented to College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for Social Studies, New Orleans, LA.

Shear, S., Adams, E., Aguayo, R. Ender, T., & Kerr, S., (2015, November). Putting work to work: Playing with nonconforming, disruptive qualitative method(ology). Symposium presented to College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for Social Studies, New Orleans, LA.

Kerr, S. (2015, August).  Ways to use social media photography in the geography classroom. Workshop presented to the National Council for Geography Education, Washington, DC.

Kerr, S. (2015, August).  Mapping as inquiry.  Paper presented to the National Council for Geography Education, Washington, DC.

Adams, E., Kerr, S., & Pittard, B. (2015, May). Three-minute theory.  Paper presented to International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign, IL

Kerr, S. (2015, April). Building geographic and spatial literacy through walking: A cartographic analysis. Paper presented to American Association of Geographers, Chicago, IL.

Schmeichel, M., Kerr, S. & Linder, C. (2015, April). Market your selfie: Self-advertising as postfeminist practice.  Paper presented to American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Kerr, S. (2015, April). Get moving! Exploring walking pedagogies for the teaching and learning of geography. Paper presented at the University of Georgia, Space Speaks Conference, Athens, GA.

Kerr, S. (2015, February). Thinking with mobilities theories for educational inquiry.  Poster presented at the University of Georgia, College of Education Graduate Research Conference, Athens, GA.

Kerr, S., Schmeichel, M. & Linder, C. (2014, November). Gender performance and football game day dress in the South. Poster presented at National Women’s Studies Association, San Juan, PR.

Schmeichel, M., Linder, C., & Kerr, S. (2014, November).  #shameless selfie: Self portraits in post-feminist times, Paper presented at National Women’s Studies Association, San Juan, PR.

Adams, E.C. & Kerr, S. (2014, November).  Always already there: Reframing social studies as ‘intra’-disciplinary.  Paper presented at the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for Social Studies, Boston, MA.

Garrett, H.J. & Kerr, S. (2014, November). Theorizing the use of aesthetic texts in social studies education. Paper presented at the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for Social Studies, Boston, MA.

Schmeichel, M., Kerr, S., & Adams, E. (2014, October). Technology for teaching and Teachers. Professional Development Session Presented at the Georgia Council for Social Studies, Athens, GA.

Kerr, S. (2014, May). Plugging geography education into the Deleuzian machine. In E. St. Pierre (chair), Putting the New Materialisms/Empiricisms to Work, Part I. Symposium presented at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign, IL.

Kerr, S. (2014, April). Thinking with Deleuze for geography teacher education, Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers, Tampa, FL.

Adams, E. & Kerr, S. (2014, February). Integrating the unknown: Pushing disciplinary and research boundaries, Paper presented at the University of Georgia Interdisciplinary Conference, Athens, GA.

Schmeichel, M. & Kerr, S. (2013, October). Using Evernote as an interactive notebook with preservice social studies teachers. Professional Development Session presented at the Georgia Council For Social Studies, Athens, GA.

Kerr, S. (2013, August). Aesthetics in geography education, Paper presented at the National Council for Geography Education, Denver, CO.

Kerr, S. (2013, April). Putting the use of aesthetics in geography teacher education on the map, Poster presented at the University of Georgia, College of Education Graduate Research Conference, Athens, GA.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Kerr, S.L. (April, 2017). Of selfies and southern ladies – Cultural geography in the digital era. Invited presentation, Zoe Women’s Club of Midland, Midland, Mi.

Kerr, S.L. & Schmeichel, M.J. (April, 2017). The selfie & the southern lady: A visual analysis of football & femininity in the American south. Invited presentation, Department of Geography Speaker Series, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Mi.

Kerr, S.L. (March, 2017). Geography research in the social media age: Examples from research on selfies, Southernness, and social media. Invited presentation, Department of Geography Speaker Series, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH.

Kerr, S.L. (February, 2017). Have we reached peak global? The sudden rise of populism and how it fits into the K-12 curriculum on globalization. Invited Presentation, Michigan Geographic Alliance, Macomb III History/Geography Project, Clinton Charter Township, Mi.

Kerr, S.L. (January, 2017). Globalization: Visualizing the movement of products around the world. Invited Presentation, Michigan Geographic Alliance, Macomb III History/Geography Project, Clinton Charter Township, Mi.

Kerr, S.L. (November, 2016). It’s not as simple as pink & blue: Exploring issues of gender & critical media literacy in social studies. Invited Presentation, Michigan Geographic Alliance, Macomb III History/Geography Project, Clinton Charter Township, Mi.

Kerr, S., Adams, E., Pittard, E. (2015). Collaborative writing – presentation and discussion with the three minute theorists. Invited Presentation, College of Education & Human Development, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.

Kerr, S. (2015). The Canadian schooling experience. Invited Presentation. First Year Odyssey Course on Comparative Education. University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

Schmeichel, M., Linder, C., & Kerr, S. (2014). Y’all wear dresses to football games? The performance of femininity on game day in the SEC. Invited Presentation, Institute for Women’s Studies Friday Speaker Series, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

Link to Press Release: http://www.redandblack.com/uganews/speakers-question-why-southern-women-dress-up-for-football-games/article_f1c40e2c-66bd-11e4-9224-0017a43b2370.html

Kerr, S. (2014). How to survive grad school with a smile on your face: Tips from a (now) happy doctoral candidate. Invited Panel Presentation, Department of Educational Theory & Practice, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

Kerr, S. (2013) The world isn’t flat but our teaching methods might be – Using geography in the classroom. Invited Presentation, Innovations in Teaching & Technology 20/20 Series, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjwhOwNi4Ew

 

CREATIVE PROJECTS

Kerr, S.L, Adams, E., & Pittard, B. (2014-2015). Three Minute Theory: Complex theoretical concepts explained in three minutes. http://bit.ly/threeminutetheory

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Central Michigan University

Courses Taught:

  • Political Geography (GEO 345): Fall 2016
  • The Geography of Contemporary Global Issues (GEO 312): Fall 2016, Fall 2017
  • Cultures of the World (GEO 121): Spring 2017
  • Human Geography & Globalization (GEO 121 WI): Fall 2017, Spring 2018
  • Environmental Geography (GEO 120 QR): Spring 2018 (Online)

University of Georgia

Courses Taught & Developed (Instructor of Record):

  • Framing Social Studies Education: Fall 2015
  • Observing Social Studies Education: Fall 2015
  • The Context of Community in Social Studies Education – Initial Field Experience in Social Studies Education: Spring 2015
  • Teaching Geography: Fall 2014
  • Student Teaching Supervision: Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2016

Teaching Assistant:

  • Social Studies Methods: Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014
  • Social Studies Curriculum: Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014
  • Senior Field Experience in Social Studies: Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014

Invited Guest Instructor:

  • Geography, GIS, and the Social Studies Curriculum, Curriculum Planning in Social Studies: Summer 2014
  • Geography in the Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary Social Studies: Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015
  • Geography, GIS, and the Social Studies Curriculum, in Curriculum Planning in Social Studies: Summer 2013
  • Geography as Curriculum in Social Studies Curriculum: Fall 2012 (2), Spring 2013,

University of Miami

Course Taught (Instructor of Record):

  • World Regional Geography, Fall 2011

Teaching Assistant:

  • World Regional Geography, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012
  • Geography of Population & Development, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012
  • Immigration & Migration to the United States, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012

SERVICE

2017 – Present

Committee Member, Active Learning Council, College of Science and Engineering, Central Michigan University

2017 – Present

Faculty Advisor, Collegiate Council of Social Studies (CCSS), Central Michigan University

2017 – Present

Faculty Advisor, Learn Today, Teach Tomorrow (LTTT), College of Education and Human Services, Central Michigan University

2017 – Present

Member of the Editorial Review Board, Theory & Research in Social Education

2017 – Present

Member of the Editorial Review Board, Social Studies Research & Practice

2016 – Present

Advisor, Global Studies Certification & Concentration, Central Michigan University

2016 – Present

Secretary, Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment Council for the Department of Geography, Central Michigan University

2016 – Present

Member of the Social Science Curriculum Council, Central Michigan University

2016 – Present

Member of Editorial Review Board, Journal of Technology & Teacher Education (JTATE)

2016 – Present

Member of Editorial Review Board, Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE) – Social Studies

2015 – Present

Reviewer, Democracy & Education

2015 – Present

Reviewer, Sage Open

2014 – Present

Reviewer, College & University Faculty Assembly Annual Conference

2014 – Present

Reviewer, Critical Education

2014 – Present

Session Chair, College & University Faculty Assembly Annual Conference

2015 – 2016

Graduate Student Organization Digital Communications Manager

2015

Search Committee Member, Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Search,   The University of Georgia

2015

Discussant, Graduate Student Forum, College & University Faculty Assembly

2014 – 2015

Webinar Task Force Member, National Council for Geography Education

2012 – 2015

Reviewer, University of Georgia E-Portfolio Night

2011 – 2012

Search Committee Graduate Student Representative, Assistant Professor in Health Geography, The University of Miami

RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016 – Present

Member of the STEM Faculty Learning Community, Central Michigan University

2013

Social Media Developer, University of Georgia: Created and maintained the graphics, templates, and social media pages for the Social Studies Education department and the ETAP Graduate Student Organization

2013

Course Developer, University of Georgia: Co-constructor of online modules for use in online social studies teacher education classes

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

The National Council for Geography Education (NCGE), Association of American Geographers (AAG), National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA), NCSS – College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA), American Educational Research Association (AERA)

 

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