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, PT, Ph.D., MBA


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Dr. Conner-Kerr joined UNG in the summer of 2014 to serve as the inaugural Dean of the College of Health Sciences & Professions. She holds a Ph.D. in Anatomy & Cell Biology, an MBA and a clinical degree in physical therapy. Her research focus is in new technology development for wound healing/bioburden reduction. 

She has served as a research and expert consultant for start-up companies and Fortune 500 companies in the area of wound healing. She has experience in patent development, clinical trials and was the lead researcher on the first de novo application to the FDA for a wound healing device.

She continues a secondary line of research in inter-professional education and has recently begun a new line of research focusing on patient experiences with guide dogs and the potential for injury and fall prevention. Dr. Conner-Kerr also serves as a new program consultant and program reviewer for different agencies, state systems and international institutions.


  • MBA, Elon University, 2015
  • B.S., Physical Therapy, East Carolina University, 1994
  • Ph.D., Anatomy, Cell Biology, East Carolina University, 1992
  • B.S., Biology, Queens College , 1987

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