School of Biomedical Sciences welcomes Marcel Satsky Kerr, PhD, as the First Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Education

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth School of Biomedical Sciences is proud to announce that Marcel Satsky Kerr, PhD, is serving as the first Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Education.

Dr. Kerr comes to HSC with over 30 years of experience in higher education. Most recently, Dr. Kerr served as Assistant Dean of Assessment and Quality Improvement at the Texas Christian University and UNTHSC School of Medicine. In this role, she led the vision, development, implementation, and evaluation of the innovative measures for curriculum development and assessment and all components of the undergraduate medical education program.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Kerr in this role and championing the undergraduate program,” said Michael Mathis, PhD, Dean of the School of Biomedical Sciences. “She is a pioneer in developing and delivering online curriculum and is an innovative leader in fostering an environment of excellence for faculty and students alike.”

Dr. Kerr has extensive experience with online education, as she launched the first online course at Texas Wesleyan University in 1999. Later, she served as Vice President of Academic Affairs for Tarrant County College, acting as the Chief Academic Officer for the College’s online Connect Campus.

“My career in higher education has been incredibly diverse,” said Dr. Kerr. “However, there has been a common thread of helping first generation students succeed. I’m excited to bring that passion to the first undergraduate program at HSC and use the skills I have gained to forge partnerships and take a multi-pronged approach to serving our students’ academic, social and emotional needs.”

“Additionally, I’m looking forward to developing professional relationships with our students,” said Dr. Kerr. “I truly value connecting with students and enjoy working one-on-one with them, meeting them where they are, and helping them succeed in their program.”

In her spare time, Dr. Kerr enjoys cooking, outdoor activities with her husband and two sons, playing tennis, and watching college football.