Dr. Teresa Conner-Kerr will begin Aug. 1 as dean of the College of Health & Science Professions at the University of North Georgia.
Conner-Kerr was employed at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina as professor and chairwoman of the physical therapy department in the School of Health and Sciences. She has more than 17 years’ experience in physical therapy practice and education and holds a doctorate in anatomy and cell biology from East Carolina University.
Conner-Kerr has authored nearly 50 scholarly works in peer-reviewed journals and books. Her primary research interest area is tissue healing. Other accomplishments include leading professional workshops, consulting in the development of wound care technologies and therapies and serving on a number of professional boards.
“I want to help the college and university move forward in addressing the health care needs of North Georgia,” Conner-Kerr said in a written statement. “This will include designing an inter-professional curriculum that can be delivered anytime, anyplace and anywhere through novel educational technologies. We will continue to build on our historic partnerships regionally while expanding nationally and internationally.”