Cathy Kerr

Cathy Kerr , PhD

Associate Professor Educator

Asst Professor Educator; Program Director - MSW

French Hall
2815 Commons Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221
Phone 513-556-4629
Fax 513-556-2077
Email Cathy.Kerr@uc.edu

Professional Summary

Teach and develop graduate level courses specializing in mental health curriculum; Provide field liaison and advising to graduate students; Serve on faculty committees (Curriculum Committee, Alumni Committee, Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion Committee) 

Education

Doctoral Degree: Smith College 2009 (Clinical Social Work)

Master's Degree: Bryn Mawr College 1982 (Clinical Social Work)

Bachelor's Degree: Miami University 1977 (Sociology-Social Work)

Research and Practice Interests

Mental health recovery
Clinical social work practice with women
Qualitative program evaluation
Gender-responsive treatment methods and programs
Social Work education

Positions and Work Experience

2016 -To Present Associate Professor Educator , Teach and develop graduate level courses specializing in mental health curriculum; Provide field liaison and advising to graduate students; Serve on faculty committees (MSW Committee, Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion Committee, Scholarship Committee Chair,); Faculty Advisor to graduate student group (School of Social Work Graduate Student Association,), University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2011 -2016 Assistant Professor Educator , Teach and develop graduate level courses specializing in mental health curriculum; Provide field liaison and advising to graduate students; Serve on faculty committees (MSW Committee, CAHS Alumni Committee, Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion Committee, Scholarship Committee Chair,); Faculty Advisor to graduate student group (School of Social Work Graduate Student Association,), University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

08-2014 -08-2016 MSW Program Director , MSW Program Director tasks include oversight of admissions process, program and curriculum development within the MSW program; Oversight of operational processes of the MSW program; Coordination of curriculum and faculty teaching assignments with the BSW Program Director and School Director; Adjunct faculty recruitment and support; Student intervention and advocacy, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

05-2014 -08-2014 Interim MSW Program Director , MSW Program Director tasks include oversight of admissions process, program and curriculum development within the MSW program; Oversight of operational processes of the MSW program; Coordination of curriculum and faculty teaching assignments with the BSW Program Director and School Director; Adjunct faculty recruitment and support; Student intervention and advocacy, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

09-2009 -09-2011 Field Service Instructor; Program Coordinator-Specialized Mental Health Program , Teach and develop a variety of for graduate students, specializing in mental health curriculum including: Advanced Practice in Mental Health: Major Mental Illness and Advanced Clinical Practice, Child Mental Health, Rehabilitation Mental Illness: Best Practices in Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Families of Persons with Mental Illness, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

09-2007 -2009 Program Coordinator – Specialized Mental Health Program, Continued to perform program coordination duties for the Specialized Mental Health Program, an Ohio Department of Mental Health grant-sponsored training program preparing graduate social work students to work with individuals with mental illness and their families. Continued to develop, facilitate and monitor graduate students’ practicum placements. Provided supplemental clinical supervision and training. Facilitated field seminars. Assisted with program admission interviewing of incoming students. Conducted alumni surveys, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

01-1990 -06-2010 Program Coordinator – Specialized Mental Health Program , Continued to perform program coordination duties for the Specialized Mental Health Program, an Ohio Department of Mental Health grant-sponsored training program preparing graduate social work students to work with individuals with mental illness and their families. Continued to develop, facilitate and monitor graduate students’ practicum placements. Provided supplemental clinical supervision and training. Facilitated field seminars. Assisted with program admission interviewing of incoming students. Conducted alumni surveys., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

01-1990 -08-2007 Program Coordinator – Specialized Mental Health Program, Developed, facilitated, and monitored graduate students’ practicum placements. Provided supplemental clinical supervision and training. Facilitated field seminars. Assisted with program admission interviewing of incoming students. Conducted alumni surveys, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

07-1999 -2005 MPC Program Coordinator , Coordinated and facilitated annual student orientation and weekly student multidisciplinary seminar series. Coordinated steering committee meetings, maintain meeting minutes, and facilitate projects., University of Cincinnati – Xavier University Collaborative, Cincinnati, OH

Honors and Awards

2009 Louise Hardgrove Pederson Exemplary Educator Award NAMI of Hamilton County

1975 Leadership Service Award Recipient, Miami University – Middletown Campus

Contact Information

Academic - French Hall
2815 Commons Way
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45221
Phone: 513-556-4629
Fax: 513-556-2077
Cathy.Kerr@uc.edu