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Barbara A. Kerr

University of Kansas
Williamson Distinguished Professor of Counseling Psychology
Barbara Kerr, Ph.D. holds an endowed chair as Distinguished Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Kansas  and Co-Director of the Center for Creativity and Entrepreneurship in Education. She is an American Psychological Association Fellow. Her M.A. from the Ohio State University and her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri are both in counseling psychology. Her research has focused on the development of talent, creativity, and optimal states, while training psychologists and counselors to be talent scouts who provide positive, strengths-based services. She founded the Guidance Laboratory for Gifted and Talented at the University of Nebraska; was Associate Director of the Belin-Blank National Center for Gifted and Talented at the University of Iowa; and co-director of the National Science Foundation projects for talented at risk girls at Arizona State University. She is  author of Smart Girls in the Twenty-First Century; A Handbook for Counseling Gifted and Talented; co-author of Smart Boys: Talent, Masculinity, and the Search for Meaning, Counseling Girls and Women, Vol I and 2 and over one hundred articles, chapters, and papers in the area of giftedness, creativity, gender, and privilege.

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Friday, October 18