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Norman Story Kerr

Norman Story Kerr, American biology educator. president University Minnesota Faculty Association and Candidate Support Committee, 1991-1993. Sabbatical fellow Bush Foundation, 1984-1985; research grantee National Institutes of Health, 1961-1966.


  • Kerr, Norman Story was born on August 6, 1933 in St. Louis. Son of Kathel B. and Ruth (Sidebotham) Kerr.

  • Education

    • AB, Oberlin College, 1954. Master of Science, Northwestern University, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, 1958.


    • Instructor University Minnesota, Minneapolis, St. Paul, 1958-1959, assistant professor, 1959-1964, associate professor, 1964-1971, assistant dean College Biological Sciences, 1966-1969, associate dean College Biological Sciences, 1969-1979, professor, since 1971.

    Major achievements

    • President University Minnesota Faculty Association and Candidate Support Committee, 1991-1993.


    Member advisory committee University Research Consortium, Minneapolis, 1984-1991, Senate Consultant Committee, 1989-1992, vice chair, 1991-1992. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Institute Biological Science, American Society Zoologists, Society for Development Biology, American Microscopical Society, Minnesota Academy of Sciences, American Association of University Professors (president University Minnesota chapter 1983-1984).


    • Married Sylvia J. Pfeffer, June 19, 1965. Children: David, Kathleen.
    • father: Kathel B. Kerr
    • mother: Ruth (Sidebotham) Kerr
    • spouse: Sylvia J. Pfeffer
    • children: David Kerr
    • Kathleen Kerr
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    Born August 6, 1933
    • 1954
      Oberlin College
    • 1955
      Northwestern University
    • 1958
      Northwestern University
    • 1958 - 1959
      Instructor, University Minnesota
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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