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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 composition classes that emphasize the writing process and American literature classes. Her dissertation dealt with multi-ethnic literatures of the United States. Outside the classroom, she is an avid gardener who is proud of her Garden Club's work in Punxsutawney, home of the famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, the February 2nd weather prognosticator. She is passionate about teaching, her G-men (Gloria's husband and 2 kitty guys), civic service activities in her community, and life! 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