Jackie Koerner, PhD
(314) 623-0892

“Education is a human right.”

Educator and advocate
Passionate about open education and open data
Qualitative researcher and ethnographer

Summary of qualifications
*Educator enthusiastic about free knowledge, open pedagogy, and collaboration across disciplines
*Compassionate researcher skilled in lived experience research, document analysis, and working with underrepresented populations
*Founded a non-profit and recruited hundreds of volunteers to make needed change a reality
*Advocated for centering the experiences of minority populations in research studies and presented research findings across the United States

Professional Experience
Independent Qualitative Analyst, 2017-Present
Exploratory examination of complex data sets
*Grounded theory and phenomenological
Deep immersion in complex social situations, developing solutions through community involvement and action research. Strengthening relationships between disconnected stakeholders in order to find common ground.

Visiting Scholar, 2016-Present
Wiki Education Foundation, San Francisco, California
*Content analysis
*Community engagement
Created content about cultural and historical events and expanded article views by 1.28 million. Leveraged subject-matter expertise to impact bias on Wikipedia. Authored prominent articles about notable cultural and historical events.

PhD Candidate and Researcher, 2011-2016
Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
*Project management
*Educational consulting and course design
Studied the lived experiences of college students with disabilities, combat veterans on campus, and international college students. Appointed public advocate and lobbied for minority student population needs. Published 3 written works and delivered a dozen presentations about my research.

Founder and Executive Director, 2009-2016
St. Louis Pet Rescue, St. Louis, Missouri
*Non-profit management
*Event and fundraiser planning
Saved over 4,000 pets with volunteer staff of 100. Planned successful large-scale fundraisers to support the six-figure annual operating budget.

Adjunct Instructor, 2009-2012
Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
*Curriculum and learning outcome design
*Facilitation and instruction
Taught introduction to college courses focusing on academics skills and complex issues on campus.

Financial Aid Coordinator, 2007-2012
Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
*Program development
*Facilitation and instruction
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
Content analysis
Community engagement
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
Implicit bias and Wikipedia
Wikipedia Day: New York City
January 2018

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