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  • Gloria KerrDr. Gloria J. Kerr

    Assistant Professor of English  

    Placid Hall, Room 406
    724-805-2202 (on campus ext. 2202)

    Dr. Kerr teaches American literature survey classes, environmental or “green” writing, multiethnic literature, and freshmen composition classes. Her dissertation dealt with multiethnic literatures of the United States. Outside the classroom, she is an avid gardener who has served as president of the very active Punxsutawney Garden Club for eight years. The Chamber of Commerce recognized that group as the Outstanding Community Contributor in 2015. She comes to SVC from Punxsutawney, home of the famous groundhog Phil, the February 2nd weather prognosticator known worldwide. She is passionate about teaching, her G-men (Gloria's husband and 2 golden kitty guys, Gryphon and Giovanni), her son’s family living in New York, civic service activities in her community, and life! She loves the rich cultural life at Saint Vincent and the warm, friendly Benedictine community. If she were an 'animal,' a perceptive student told her she'd probably be a hummingbird because she's always busy 'humming' with movement, ideas, and energy.


    Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1996
    M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1975
    Master's Equivalency in Counseling, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1983
    B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1970

    Dr. Kerr's CV 

    Courses Taught

    Multiethnic Literature of the U.S.
    American Literature: Beginnings to the Civil War
    American Literature: Civil War to the Present
    Green Writing
    Language and Rhetoric 
    Methods & Techniques of Research
    African American Literature