Dr. Dianne Kerr

I graduated from Slippery Rock State University in 1976, taught in private schools for 3 years, and went to Bowling Green State University for a Master's Degree which was awarded in 1981. I taught in Colleges and Universities for a number of years and received my PhD in Health Education from The Ohio State University in 1992. I have been at Kent State University for 20 years. During my career, I spent 25 years working on the HIV/AIDS epidemic conducting AIDS Education teacher training in National and State venues. Some of that time was spent as the AIDS Education Project Director for the American School Health Association. My research encompasses HIV education, sexual minority health, and women's health issues. To "give back" to the community, I co-facilitate a breast cancer support group on campus, serve on the Portage County Reentry Coalition, and support two AIDS orphans in Africa. I  am a strong believer in the statement "Give to the world the best that you have, and the best will come back to you." I am fortunate to love my career and be able to transfer my passion to others.

Education: 
  • M.S., Bowling Green State University, 1981,
  • Ph.D in Health Education, The Ohio State University, 1992
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