Kathryn M Kerns

Head of Cubberley Education Library

Curator for Education Resources

(650) 996-0592

I am the Head of the Cubberley Education Library, which means selecting and managing the collections, helping students and faculty with research or finding information, and providing leadership for Cubberley.

Course number Term Guide Instructor
PWR2JLB Spring 2013 Rhetoric and education reform Lee, J.
PWR 2EE Spring 2019 Once upon a cause: producing picture books for local children Ellis, E.
PWR 1JPA Autumn 2018 The rhetoric of a liberal arts education Peterson, J.
PWR 2JPA Winter 2016 How we got schooled: the rhetoric of literacy and education Peterson, J.
PWR 1TSC Spring 2019 Academia unleashed: contemporary rhetorics of higher education Schaeffer, T
EDUC 206A International comparative education: applied research methods Wotipka, C M
PWR 1LS Winter Beyond the achievement gap: writing about education Swan, Lisa
Working with citations General reference
Adult education Education
Elementary education Education
Children's books (new) -- elementary level Children's literature
Children's books -- middle school level Children's literature
Children's & young adult books -- awards Children's literatureEducation
Children's books -- special collections Children's literatureEducation
African education African studiesEducation
Alternative education Education
Asian education Asian studiesEducation
Science education Education
Assessment in education EducationDevelopmental psychology
Arts in education Theater and dramaArtDanceEducation
Anthropology of education AnthropologyEducation
History and social science education HistoryEducation
Character education Education
Child development EducationDevelopmental psychology
Children's literature Children's literatureEducation
School violence EducationPsychology
Classroom management EducationPsychology
Creativity and education Education
Curriculum studies Education
Discrimination and equal education Education
Early childhood education Education
Economics of education Economics and businessEducation
Education policy EducationPolitical science
Education research Education
Education and psychology EducationPsychology
Environmental education Environmental educationEducation
African Americans and education EducationRace and ethnicity studies
Catholic education and students Religious studiesEducation
European education Education
Gender and education EducationFeminist studies
Guidance and counseling (education) EducationPsychology
Higher education Education
History of education HistoryEducation
Indigenous peoples and education Native American studiesEducationRace and ethnicity studies
International comparative education Education
Education law EducationLaw
Giftedness and education Education
Islamic education and Muslims Islam and Islamic Middle East studiesEducation
Jewish education Jewish studiesEducation
Religion and education Religious studiesEducation
English and language arts education Education
Music in education MusicEducation
Mathematics education Mathematics and statisticsEducation
Latin American education Latin American studiesEducation
Latinx and education Chicana/o studiesEducation
Leadership in education Education
LGBTQ and education EducationLGBT studies
Literacy Education
Motivation and education EducationPsychology
Multicultural education EducationRace and ethnicity studies
Neurosciences and learning EducationNeuroscience (psychology)
Qualitative research in education Education
Quantitative research in education Education
School and community Education
Asian Americans and education EducationRace and ethnicity studies
School and education reform Education
Second language learning Education
Social justice and education Education
Sociology of education EducationSociology
Special needs education Education
Teaching and teacher education Education
Technology and education Education
Urban education Education
Vocational education Education
World languages education Education
Philosophy of education PhilosophyEducation
India and education South Asian studiesEducation
Immigrant and migrant education Education
Wordless picturebooks Children's literature
Reading instruction Education
Writing instruction Education
Pop-up and movable books Children's literature
Technology in higher education teaching Education
Children's books by or about Native Americans Children's literatureNative American studies
Children's books with an Asian theme Asian studiesChildren's literature
Children's books by or about Asian Americans Children's literatureAsian American studies
Children's books with a Latin American theme Latin American studiesChildren's literature
Children's books by or about Latinx and Hispanic Americans Children's literatureChicana/o studies
Young adult literature Children's literature
Children's books with an Islamic theme Islam and Islamic Middle East studiesChildren's literature
Children's books with a Jewish theme Jewish studiesChildren's literature
Spanish and Spanish/English children's books Latin American studiesIberian Peninsula studiesChildren's literature
Children's books about women Children's literatureFeminist studies
Children's books with a musical theme Children's literatureMusic
Fantasy for children and young adults Children's literature
Poetry for children and young adults Children's literature
Graphic novels and education Children's literatureEducation
Fairy tales, fables, folklore and trickster tales Children's literature
Mysteries for children and young adults Children's literature
Children's books about the arts Children's literatureTheater and dramaArtDance
Civic education EducationPolitical science
Alphabet books Children's literature
Horror for children and young adults Children's literature
Science fiction for children and young adults Children's literature
Critical pedagogy Education
Language and education Language and linguisticsEducation
Diversity in education EducationLGBT studiesRace and ethnicity studies
Easy readers and early chapter books Children's literature
Race, ethnicity and education EducationRace and ethnicity studies
Children's books -- 3rd to 5th grade Children's literature
Children's books -- pre-kindergarten to 2nd grade Children's literature
Portuguese language children's books Children's literature
Bilingual children's books Children's literature
Myths and legends for children and young adults Children's literature
Education in the Middle East Islam and Islamic Middle East studiesJewish studiesEducation
Higher education teaching Education
Children's books about writers Children's literature


  • PhD, Education, University of Pennsylvania
  • MA, History, SUNY Buffalo
  • MLS, Information Science, SUNY Buffalo
  • BA, History and Education, SUNY Buffalo

Professional activities 

Member, American Educational Research Association

Selected Publications 

Contributor to Historical Dictionary of Women's Education in the United States edited by Linda Eisenmann.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998.

Contributor to American Women Civil Rights Activists edited by Gayle J. Hardy.  Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1993

Antebellum Higher Education for Women in Western New York, 1993 (Dissertation)

"Farmers' Daughters: The Education of Women at Alfred Academy and University before the Civil War," The History of Higher Education Annual 6 (1986): 11-28.

More about me 

I've worked at Ohio State University, Alfred University, and came to Stanford in 1988 to work in Meyer Library when it was an undergraduate library.  I also worked in Green Library for a number of years first in General Reference and then later in the Information Center (six years as its head) before coming to Cubberley in 2006.