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Kelly Koermer, J.D.

Kelly Koermer is a tenured full professor in the Legal Studies Institute at Anne Arundel Community College and is the Principal Investigator for the National STEM Consortium (NSC) U.S. Department of Labor TAACCCT grant. Ten community colleges constituting the NSC have collaborated in designing and implementing one year STEM certificates to meet employer needs for high-demand STEM careers. As a part of the NSC initiatives, Koermer has worked closely with employers and faculty in building new STEM curricula.

In addition to her academic responsibilities, Koermer also serves as the Federal Compliance Office for AACC, handling diversity and federal compliance issues for the college. During her time at AACC, she has also served as the Dean of the School of Business, Computing & Technical Studies, Executive Director for the Center for Cyber & Homeland Security Technology and Joint Ventures, Director of Computer Technologies Instructional Programs, the Special Assistant to the Vice President of Learning for the Honors Program, and the Coordinator of the Paralegal, Jurisprudence and Cybercrime programs.

She received her associates in arts and baccalaureate degrees in paralegal studies from Stevenson University (f/k/a/ Villa Julie College) and her juris doctorate degree from University of Baltimore School of Law. 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.

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 and Constitutional Law: Laying Down the Law, published by Wolters Kluwer 2010.