Marjory R. Kerr
Dr. Kerr became President of Booth University College on July 1, 2016. In this role she will work closely with the Board of Trustees, Cabinet, faculty and staff to take Booth UC forward in achieving its mission and vision to become a Christian university. Prior to her appointment as President Dr. Kerr served for three years as the Vice President Academic and Dean. In addition to her overall responsibility to provide leadership for the academic programs of Booth University College, during her time as VP she worked closely with the previous President and Cabinet in developing and implementing Booth’s strategic plan, “Vision 2020: The Road to Booth University”, led the institution’s Strategic Enrolment Planning initiative and oversaw the development of a joint MTS in Salvation Army Studies with Tyndale University College and Seminary.
Dr. Kerr has a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Waterloo. She is a registered psychologist in Ontario, a certified executive coach and holds membership in several professional associations, including service as a past Chair of the Canadian Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Dr. Kerr has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on a contract basis at the University of Waterloo, the University of Guelph, and Tyndale Seminary.
Over the past 25 years Dr. Kerr’s experience has included both internal and external consulting roles focused on the identification and development of talent in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. She has extensive experience providing end-to-end assessment and development services from needs assessment and job analysis to executive assessments for selection and development, and strategic talent management planning. Her international experience includes numerous assignments throughout the US and Western Europe, opportunities in Eastern Europe, UAE and India, and a two year assignment in the UK where she was Head of Consulting for DDI UK.
A lifelong member of The Salvation Army, Dr. Kerr has been involved in leadership at the congregational level for many years. From 2001-2007 she was a member of the Board of Trustees of Booth University College, serving as Chair of the Board from 2004 to 2007. Dr. Kerr continues to facilitate leadership development seminars and working groups within The Salvation Army and serves on territorial committees and task forces.