Gradmentor’s Research


Dr. Kerlin maintains an active research agenda in several areas of ongoing investigation. In his counseling and consulting work he utilizes scholarly references for guiding individuals and institutions across the U.S. and Canada.

Here is an introduction to some of his areas of research expertise in which he has provided focused investigation and support. All subjects have been updated in February and March 2023.


(1) Toxic Workplace Environments, Toxic Managers, and Workplace Bullying
{Updated March 2023}

(2) Mental Health, Stress and Trauma in the Workplace {Updated March 2023}

(3) Burnout in the Workplace and the Professions {Updated March 2023}

(4) Managing Workplace Diversity and Inclusion {Updated March 2023}

(5) Human Relations, Leadership Effectiveness, and Employee Job Satisfaction in the Workplace {Updated March 2023}

(6) Authoritarian Leadership and Power in the 21st Century {March 2023)}

(7) Gender Identity, Gender Dysphoria, Transgender and Nonbinary Resources {Updated March 2023}

(8) Diversity and Equity in Higher Education {Updated March 2023}

(9) Women in Higher Education Professions {Updated February 2023}

(10) College and University Student Mental Health {Updated February 2023}

(11) LGBTQI Student Trends in Higher Education {Updated February 2023}

(12) Diethylstilbestrol (DES): Multigenerational Research Trends 1939-2023 {Updated March 2023}

(13) Attrition, Persistence and Socialization In Graduate Education  {Updated March 2023}

(14) Student Success, Persistence, and Retention in Higher Education {Updated February 2023}

(15) Teaching Effectiveness in Higher Education {Updated February 2023}

(16) Online Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Best Practices, Effectiveness, Challenges {Updated February 2023}

(17) Academic Faculty Vitality, Faculty Development, and Job Satisfaction
{Updated February 2023}

(18) Adjunct Faculty Employment in Higher Education {Updated February 2023}

(19) Assessing Climate on College and University Campuses {Updated February 2023}

(20) Sexuality and Gender Diversity Research {Updated February 2023}

(21) Kerlin: Assessment & Survey Research Reports 2010-22 {Updated February 2023}


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