Distinguished Contributions to Lifelong Learning Award
Recognizes a Faculty Member Rendering Exceptional Service to Continuing Education
DEPARTMENT: College of Education; 19 years at UW
COURSES TAUGHT: Educational Technology in Schooling, Technology and the Culture of Education
ACHIEVEMENTS: As co-founder of the Center for Research and Development on Distance Learning, Kerr enabled educators and business professionals to receive a professional development certificate while away from campus, using 21st century technologies. He also helped develop the Mathematics-Science Integration and Online Community, which encourages advanced education by providing resources to rural school districts in Eastern Washington. He is currently the associate dean in the College of Education.
QUOTE: "Dr. Kerr's futuristic vision, ability to open doors of the College of Education to new ideas and partnerships, and willingness to take a chance on innovations while guiding them toward the high quality expected from the University of Washington are the basis of his contributions to lifelong learning." —Mona Murr Kunselman, UW Educational Outreach
DEGREES: A.B., Princeton, 1967; M.A., Columbia, 1969; Ph.D., UW, 1976