• Kerry Bostwick

    Kerry Bostwick

    T. Herbert and Clara B. Kelley Professor of Education

Biographical Sketch

Kerry Bostwick, Professor of Education at Cornell College, is the author of several articles and presenter at several professional conferences.  Before coming to Cornell College, Professor Bostwick was an elementary teacher for nine years. During that time she earned an M.Ed. and PhD.

Academic History

  • PhD in Educational Psychology, Union Institute, 1997
  • M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, National-Louis University, 1993
  • B.G.S. in Elementary Education, University of Iowa, 1998 

Most Recent Publications and Presentations

  • Bostwick K, Donham, J. and Heinrich, J. (Spring 2010). Journal of College Teaching. Mental models ofresearch: Generating authentic questions, 58 (I), 8-14.
  • Bostwick, K. (January 2009). The impact of learning preferences when working in groups. Workshop presentation for Katoh Gakuen English Immersion School. Numazu, Japan.
  • Bostwick, K. Donham, J. and Heinrich, J. (May 2008). Authentic inquiry: Beyond the conventional senior paper, HAIG Presentation, Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA.
  • Bostwick K, Donham, J. and Heinrich, J. (June 2008). Authentic questions and authentic inquiry. Selected as Scholar Participant for Carnegie Summer Institute. Creighton University, NE.
  • Bostiwck, K and Donham, J. (June 2006). Collecting experiences: How millennias perceive learning. ACM Conference, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN.


  • EDU 215 Educational Psychology
  • EDU 317 Elementary Science/Social Studies Methods
  • EDU 319 Children's Literature
  • EDU 330 Foundations of Literacy (online summer course)
  • EDU 350 Elementary Literacy in the Content Areas (online summer course)
  • INT 320 Interdisciplinary Theory and Practice for the Elementary Classroom
  • EDU 410 Student Teaching Supervision