Kelly Koermer is Dean of the School of Business, Computing and Technical Studies and a full professor at Anne Arundel Community College. She also serves as the Special Assistant to the Vice President of Learning for the Honors Program. In this capacity she has redesigned and now manages the Honors Program at AACC. In addition to her academic responsibilities, she has in the past served for three (3) years as the Federal Compliance Officer for AACC, handling diversity and federal compliance issues for the college. Dean Koermer received her associates in arts and baccalaureate degrees in paralegal studies from Villa Julie College and her juris doctorate degree from University of Baltimore School of Law. Dean Koermer is admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland and before the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Dean Koermer has appeared before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the Court of Appeals of Maryland and the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland on briefs and has presented oral arguments before the Court of Appeals of Maryland and the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland. Also, Dean Koermer has authored a textbook, the Guide to Criminal Law for Maryland, published by Wadsworth Group in 2001, and co-authored with Robyn Brown Criminal Law in Maryland: Cases, Concepts & Critical Analysis, published by Kendall Hunt in 2006.
The professional schools of AACC provide students with a comprehensive, current set of skills and knowledge grounded in high standards of acheivement and personal accountability. The BCTS faculty ensure that students ably meet their transfer and employment goals. The faculty incorporates new knowledge and skills into the curricula as technology and work processes within their professions change. We are all proud that faculty in BCTS encourage their students to gain the core abilities characteristic of successful lifelong learners - strong communications skills, critical thinking, innovative approaches to team work, appreciation of diversity and global perspective. Dean Koermer seeks to reflect these values and skills in her leadership of the school.