About my work

Dr. Katie Kearns currently works at Indiana University in the University Graduate School as Assistant Vice Provost for Student Development. She started there in January 2019. Her interests with graduate students include:

  • Identity development and integration of personal and professional identities
  • Well-being
  • Mentoring
  • Post-PhD career exploration

She organizes IU’s Three Minute Thesis competition and co-leads with Dr. Darren Hoffmann the CIRTL Network’s Transforming Your Research Into Teaching.

She holds leadership responsibilities with the POD Network and the CIRTL Network.

Read more about Dr. Kearns’ professional activities on her Biography page.

Previous professional activities

From September 2005 to December 2018, Dr. Kearns worked as an instructional consultant at Indiana University. At the time she joined, the office was called Instructional Support Services and has since been reorganized and named the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning. Her interests with graduate students included:

  • Experiences of systemically marginalized graduate students as teachers
  • Learning communities for graduate students
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning

She was a lecturer of biology and instructional lab director at Boston University from Jan 2000 to August 2005.

She earned a PhD in ecology from the University of Georgia (2000) and a BS in biology from Cornell University (1995).

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