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

  • 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

  • 2019, Business First “Mentor of the Year” Award
  • 2019, National Association of Women Business Owners “Supporting Partner” of the Year
  • 2018, Today’s Woman Magazine “Most Admired in Education”
  • 2018-2020, Nationally elected -Small Business Institute® VP of Research & Projects of the Year
  • 2017, Business First Hall of Fame

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

  • 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.
  • Fiet, J., Kerrick, S. A., Kosmidou, V., Naskar, S., & Atkinson, L. (2018)."Venture-Specific Knowledge and the Micro Advantages of Repeatedly Successful Entrepreneurs". Academy of Management (AOM) August 2018 Chicago, IL.
  • Quinn, R. A.., Cumberland, D. M., Kerrick, S. A., (2019). Performance Improvement: When Do Employees Learn from Others’ Success Stories? Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance, Vol. 6 Issue: 1, pp.56-76.
  • Gosser, K., Petrosko, J., Cumberland, D. M., Kerrick, S. A., Shuck, B. (2018). Organizational Justice and Socialization: Factors Influencing Hourly Workers’ Intent to Stay. Small Business Institute® Journal. Vol. 14, No. 1., pp. 1-18.
  • Cumberland, D. M., Shuck, B. Alagaraja, M., & Kerrick, S. A. (2018). Organizational social capital: Ties between HRD, Employee Voice and CEOs. Human Resource Development Review, 17(2):199-221 · June 2018 DOI: 10.1177/1534484318772488.