Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Affairs
Dr. Kerins received her doctoral degree from Johns Hopkins University. She received a B.S. from Marquette University in Communication Disorders and her M.S. from Loyola University in Speech-Language Pathology. For 19 years she worked as a school-based SLP providing treatment with students who had language-based learning disabilities and emotional and behavioral disorders as well as youngsters on the autism spectrum. Dr. Kerins also coordinated interdisciplinary services in her former work setting. Since coming to Loyola in 2000 she has served as graduate program director, department chair, and now holds the position of Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Affairs in the Office of Academic Affairs. Dr. Kerins has many research interests including literacy and language-based learning disabilities, service-learning and social justice and more recently the impact of generational differences in graduate learning, collaboration in the schools and supervision of students.