Jerri Shepard is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Administration and the Director of the British Columbia Advisory Board. She teaches graduate courses in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada, and undergraduate courses on campus and in Zambia, Africa.
Jerri graduated from The University of San Francisco, with a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology. She spent 20 years working as a psychologist and counselor in schools, hospitals and juvenile justice systems, supporting marginalized and disenfranchised youth. She was the Director of The Institute for Action Against Hate, a human rights organization at Gonzaga University, and currently serves on their Advisory Board.
Jerri’s courses on Intercultural Competence Development address culture from a wide spectrum, including race and ethnicity, socio-economic status, ability level, national origin, Indigenous heritage, gender and sexual orientation, and religion. She incorporates visual arts and personal narratives in her teaching. Jerri has a long-standing interest in human rights and social justice, which support the mission of Gonzaga University.