Kerry Schwanz

Kerry Schwanz, Ph.D.


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Ph.D., Educational Psychology (School), The University of Georgia, Athens  
M.A., Educational Psychology (School), The University of Georgia, Athens  
B.A., Psychology, Coastal Carolina College

Professional Experience

  • Professor, Coastal Carolina University
  • Associate Professor, Coastal Carolina University
  • Assistant Professor, Coastal Carolina University
  • School Psychologist III, Horry County Schools
  • Instructor, Masters in Counseling Program, Webster University
  • Adjunct Professor, Coastal Carolina University
  • Examiner and Consultant, Psychoeducational Services Inc.
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Editorial Assistant, Action in Teacher Education, University of Georgia, Athens


Kerry A. Schwanz earned a Ph.D. in 2001 from the University of Georgia. She teaches courses in psychological testing, general psychology, abnormal psychology, school psychology and exceptional children, and research methods. Schwanz has conducted research in the areas of psychosocial and behavioral predictors of academic success in school-age and college-age students, academic and social outcomes related to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and the psychology of teaching and learning. Her current research interests are in the areas of compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction, and self-care.

Before joining the faculty at CCU, Schwanz worked as a certified school psychologist in South Carolina.

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