Kerri AugustoKerri W. Augusto, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
Division: Education and Psychology
Office Location: 30 Roxbury Street, 2nd floor
Phone: 508.373.9772
Email: kerri.augusto@becker.edu

Kerri W. Augusto, Ph.D., is passionate about teaching psychology courses, particularly those related to clinical theories, diagnosis and interventions. She is also keenly interested in establishing best practices for teaching these subjects to undergraduate students, and has embraced problem-based learning and the construction of case studies as educational tools.

Dr. Augusto joined Becker College in 1996 after completing a clinical internship at the Tufts University/Boston VA Medical Center Consortium, focusing on the assessment and treatment of inpatients and outpatients diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. Her current clinical interests are in child and family psychology, as well as in the treatment of mood disorders for both children and adults. She is currently researching pedagogy, with a specific focus on the use of integrated case studies.

A graduate of Colby College, Dr. Augusto earned her master’s degree and doctorate, both in clinical psychology, from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. While at Becker, she has also served as the coordinator of psychology, a clinical counselor on the Leicester campus, and as the division director for humanities and social sciences.

Personal Philosophy

One of the greatest psychologists of our time, B.F. Skinner, said of education: “Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.” My goal, as a teacher, a psychologist, and a person, is to rise above the task of instruction, to become an educator, for all it entails.

Professional Memberships

American Psychological Association, Division 12 (Clinical Psychology)

American Psychological Association, Division 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology)

Massachusetts Psychological Association

National Council on Family Relations

Publications

“Josie: An Interdisciplinary Case Study of Madness,” National Center for Case Study Teaching in the Sciences, June 2011.

“Bewitching Ideas Influence Learning: An Evaluation of an Interdisciplinary Teaching Experience,” Journal of College Science Teaching, June 2011.

“Strawberries in Winter,” Samhain Publishing, 2008.

Presentations

“Spellbinding Stories and Bewitching Ideas: Interdisciplinary Learning Through Case Studies,” Annual Teaching Professor Conference, May 2011.

“Integrated Case Study Pedagogy,” Faculty Workshop: Anna Maria College, May 2011

“Witches Will Teach: Engagement in Interdisciplinary Learning through Case Studies,” Annual Conference on Case Study Teaching in Science, September 2010.

“Witches Will Teach: Engagement in Interdisciplinary Learning through Case Studies,” NEFDC Conference: Teaching for Learning, May 2010.

Spellbinding Stories and Bewitching Ideas: Interdisciplinary Learning Through Case Studies,” Annual Teaching Professor Conference, May 2011.

“Integrated Case Study Pedagogy,” Faculty Workshop: Anna Maria College, May 2011

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