Quality Education in the Benedictine Tradition
Fr. Rene Kollar, O.S.B., DeanSchool of Humanities and Fine ArtsPhone: 724-805-2343Fax: 724-805-2812
Assistant Professor of English
Placid Hall, Room 406 724-805-2202 (on campus ext. 2202) firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Multiethnic Literature of the U.S.American Literature: Beginnings to the Civil War American Literature: Civil War to the Present Green WritingLanguage and Rhetoric Methods & Techniques of ResearchAfrican American Literature