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Kerrie G. Wilkins-Yel
Assistant Professor
W.W. Wright Education Building Room 4066
Phone : (812) 856-8114
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Department:  Counseling and Educational Psychology
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Hello and welcome!

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology. I received my Ph.D. from Arizona State University in Counseling Psychology and completed my pre-doctoral internship at the University of Oregon in the University Counseling and Testing Center (UCTC) with a specialized rotation in training and supervision.

I am deeply committed to research that fosters academic persistence and career advancement among women, underrepresented minorities, international students, and cross-cultural groups. My current research focuses on examining the influential factors that enhance recruitment, retention, and career persistence among graduate women of color enrolled in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. I lead the I CAN PERSIST research lab that is comprised of both masters and doctoral students in the Counseling/Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology programs.

In addition to research that promotes career persistence in STEM, I’m also interested in measurement and scale development, specifically I examine the cross-cultural applicability of U.S. based career instruments. I recently developed the STEM – Interpersonal Communication Skills Assessment Battery, and have examined the applicability of instruments such as the Personal Globe Inventory (PGI) and the Career Adapt-Ability Scale (CA-AS) in countries such as Italy, Turkey, Trinidad & Tobago, and Jamaica.

***If you are interested in our doctoral program in Counseling Psychology, I will be taking advisees for the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year.


  • Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, 2016, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  • M.A. Counseling Psychology, 2011, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  • B.Sc. Experimental Psychology, 2008, University of South Carolina Upstate, Spartanburg, SC
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