Position title: Senior Project Director
Phone: (608) 265-6598
Kerryann has been a project director at UWSC since 1999. Before joining the Survey Center, she worked as a Research Assistant on a number of projects, including the National Longitudinal Study of Aging, at the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. Kerryann has directed mail, web, CATI, and CAPI studies for the Survey Center and is also a trained focus group facilitator. In September 2008, she was re-certified as a trainer for the WMH-CIDI (World Mental Health Composite International Diagnostic Interview) training at the University of Michigan.
Currently, Kerryann oversees the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS), which now includes telephone and in-person interviews around the country with Graduates and their Siblings. Kerryann directed the Midwest Young Adult Study since it began in 2002 and ran for five waves through 2012, and the CalYOUTH Study that begin in 2013 and so far has run for four waves through 2019. Kerryann also has served as project director for the in-person efforts that are part of the MIDUS Study, including the Milwaukee efforts and the Retention Early Warning effort.
During her tenure at UWSC, Kerryann directed a number of other notable projects, including the Milwaukee Area Renters Study (MARS), and the TEAM Study of Hypertensive African-Americans.
Kerryann holds a Master of Science degree in sociology from UW Madison and received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Philosophy with a minor in Religion, Culture, and Society from Loyola University Chicago.