Sharon Kerrick

Sharon Kerrick

Associate Professor | Assistant Vice President Digital Transformation Center
Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development
Room 337 - College of Education
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Dr. Kerrick's curriculum vitae [PDF]

Educational Background

  • PhD, Educational Leadership and Organizational Development, University of Louisville
  • MS, Human Resources and Organizational Development, University of Louisville
  • BS, Occupational Training and Development, University of Louisville

Professional Experience

  • Chair, University of Louisville – President’s Office & College of Education and Human Development, 2019-present
  • Dean and Professor, Bellarmine University, W. Fielding Rubel School of Business, 2016 - 2019
  • Associate Director, Forcht Entrepreneurship Center and Assistant Professor, University of Louisville College of Business, 2002 - 2016
  • Micro Computer Solutions (MCS), Senior Vice President and founding partner/owner and partner in MCS Properties, 1987 - 2002

Research Area

  • Entrepreneurship


  • Action Research
  • Mixed methods
  • Experiential

Honors and Awards

  • 2023, U of L Grand Challenge Award in Developing Economic Impact
  • 2023, Named Top 50 Women Leaders in Kentucky
  • 2019-2022, U of L CEHD ELEOD Dept Chair > dept awards/faculty/enrollment/retention)
  • 2021, Louisville Central Community Center (LCCC) Community Partner Award
  • 2021, U of L CEHD Community Engagement Award

Selected Professional Memberships and Service

  • Academy of Management
  • Academy of Human Resource Development
  • American Society for Training and Development
  • Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
  • GLI Enterprise Corp. Board member
  • Louisville Water Company Board member (appointed by Mayor)
  • National Association of Women Business Owners Kentucky Foundation - Secretary

Selected Presentations and Publications

  • 2024 CAE Annual National Symposium, Louisville, Kentucky, April 16, 2024
  • Kerrick, S. A. & Cumberland, D.M. (2021). “Launch It – Entrepreneurship and participants motivation”. Small Business Institute Conference (SBI) February 2022.
  • Losavio, M. M., Sun, J. C., Kerrick, S. A., Elmaghraby, A. S. (2022). Integrating cybersecurity into traditional law enforcement and public safety. Paper presentation at the 17th Annual International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (Mar. 17-18, 2022), Albany, NY.
  • Losavio, M. M., Kerrick, S. A., Elmaghraby, A. S. & Sun, J. C. (2021). The role of Centers of Academic Excellence in democratizing cyber security. Symposium presentation at the Kentucky Cybersecurity and Forensics Conference (Nov. 12, 2021), Virtual. [state/regional]
  • Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker - 2019 Small Business Administration Kentucky - Emerging Leaders program, 2019
  • Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker - Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL), Emerging Leaders, 2019
  • Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker - Mercer, Corporate presentation, "Everyone's a project manager", 2018
  • Kerrick, S. A., & Cumberland, D. M. (2019). "Earth’s One-dimensional economy – Will it Translate to Business in Outer Space?" Small Business Institute Conference (SBI) February 2019. Orlando, FL.