Dean of the College of Adult and Graduate Studies
Although Dr. Kellerer has had adjunct teaching responsibilities since 2006, she officially joined the faculty at NNU in 2010, directing the Ed.S. Superintendency program and working to secure approval from the Northwest Association for Schools and Colleges for the university’s first doctoral program – the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. She had previously served for six years as the Chief Academic Officer in the third largest school district Idaho. In that role, Dr. Kellerer was responsible for student achievement in the district and worked with team members to build capacity in multiple areas including curriculum, instruction, assessment, professional development, federal programs, district discipline, patron concerns and school safety. In addition to serving as Program Director of the Ed.S. Superintendency and holding teaching responsibilities with bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral education students at NNU, she was appointed as Chair of the Department of Education in 2011 and Dean of the School of Education, Social Work and Counseling in 2012. Dr. Kellerer was appointed as the dean of the newly created College of Adult and Graduate Studies (CAGS) at NNU in 2013. In that role, she oversees the academic work of all graduate programs on campus and all adult completion programs, including programs in social work, counseling, education, business, nursing and Christian ministry. In the fall of 2014, CAGS launched the university’s first wholly online undergraduate degree targeting underserved populations and rural Idaho students.