Current student in the School of Education: Ph.D Education, Higher Education
As a PhD candidate with the School of Education, Kevin Hemer hopes to compliment his higher education emphasis with the extensive coursework in human development.
As a student with the School of Education, Hemer has been a part of published work that can be found in the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, the Journal of College and Character, along with writing book chapters that relate directly to his research interests. In addition to his published works, he also has won the award for Excellence as a Ph.D. student in the School of Education.
Hemer believes that the well-established caliber at Iowa State, along with top-notch faculty is what has helped him as a student in the School of Education: “Iowa State has a nationally recognized higher education program and nationally recognized members of its faculty. I came to Iowa State with the hope of becoming a faculty member at a research institution when I graduate. The faculty at ISU have both challenged and supported me to become my own scholar… The faculty have been indispensable in this process for me.”
Described by his colleagues as being curious, thoughtful, and hard-working, Hemer values the relationships that he’s forging as a student at Iowa State. With this comfortable environment, Hemer often turns to his peers in order to gain insight and knowledge in order to improve his work.
With strengths in methodology, content knowledge as it relates to the democratic role of education, and the ability to truly listen and understand the views of others, Hemer believes these areas of expertise are something that will guide him to thrive as a scholar.
When asked about his future careers and goals, Hemer says “I’m looking forward to making a difference in the field of education. I’m excited to contribute to both a community of scholars and a university community as a scholar and a colleague.”