Jackie Koerner, PhD
(314) 623-0892

I am an educator enthusiastic about free knowledge, open pedagogy, and collaboration across disciplines. I am a compassionate researcher skilled in lived experience research, document analysis, and working with underrepresented populations. I use data to build creative solutions.

I founded a non-profit, recruited hundreds of volunteers, and reduced pet euthanasia to nearly zero.

I advocated for centering the experiences of minority populations in research studies and presented research findings across the United States.

Professional Experience
Visiting Scholar, 2016-Present
Wiki Education Foundation
*Leverage subject-matter expertise to impact bias on Wikipedia
*Expanded article views by 1.28 million
*Authored prominent articles about notable cultural and historical events

PhD Candidate and Researcher, 2011-2016
Saint Louis University
*Appointed public advocate and lobbied for minority student population needs
*Examined research practices rooted in implicit bias of underrepresented populations
*Studied the lived experiences of college students with disabilities, combat veterans on campus, and international college students
*Published 3 written works and delivered a dozen presentations about my research

Founder and Executive Director, 2009-2016
St. Louis Pet Rescue
*Forged positive relationships with local authorities to save over 4,000 pets with the help of my volunteer staff of 100
*Planned successful large-scale fundraisers to support the six-figure annual operating budget

Adjunct Instructor, 2009-2012
Saint Louis University
*Facilitated learning through designing curriculum-focused course outcomes

Financial Aid Coordinator, 2007-2012
Saint Louis University
*Designed financial education content for financially-constrained college students
*Produced financial education seminars and online learning tools

PhD Higher Education
Saint Louis University, 2011-2016

MA Student Administration
Saint Louis University, 2007-2009

BS Foreign Language & Literature
Southern Illinois University, 2003-2006

Qualitative research
Facilitation and instruction
Event planning
Program development
Non-profit management
Foreign language: German

Koerner, J. (2017). Don’t take it personally. Ladies Get Paid.
Koerner, J. (2016). An exploration of the lived experiences of college students with disabilities.
Koerner, J. (2016). Talking Points: Access for All. CURRENTS Magazine. April 2016.

Volunteer Experience
Review Education & Training Coordination Chair
ACPA – College Student Educators International

Coalition for Disability Membership Chair
ACPA – College Student Educators International

VP of Parent Education
Rockwood School District

Sponsorship Coordinator
Missouri College Personnel Association

Wellness & Accessibility Chair
Missouri College Personnel Association

Speaking Engagements
Birth of Bias: implicit bias’ permanence on Wikipedia
Wikimania 2017
August 2017

Wikipedia Visiting Scholars: Developing a Model for Educational Institutions and Associations to Support Editing
Wikimania 2017
August 2017

Attitudinal Bias about Disability on Campus
ACPA 2017: Columbus, Ohio
March 2017

Mourning a Dissertation
ACPA 2017: Columbus, Ohio
March 2017

An exploration of the lived experiences of college students with disabilities
ACPA Midwest 2016 Kansas City, Missouri
October 2016

Brown bag presentation: Lived experiences of college students with disabilities
McKendree University Lebanon, Illinois
October 2016

Students with Disabilities on our Campuses
MoCPA 2015 Lake Ozark, Missouri
October 2015

Students with Disabilities Persisting Through Higher Education: Their Perspective
ACPA 2014: REINVENT Indianapolis, Indiana
April 2014