Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Peter A. Kerr

Meet Dr. Peter A. Kerr

Degrees and Experience
  • Ph.D., Business Administration, emphases in International Business and Leadership (Northcentral University)
  • M.A., Communications (University of Washington)
  • M.Div. (Asbury Theological Seminary)
  • B.S., Human Behavior/Leadership and Human Factors Engineering (United States Air Force Academy)
Biography and Professional Achievements

Dr. Peter A. Kerr is the Dean and a Professor of International Business and Marketing in Colorado Christian University’s prestigious School of Business and Leadership. He is also president of KerrCommunications, an ordained Christian minister, and author of Adam Meets Eve. Having taught at the university level for more than 15 years, Kerr served as the Director of the Communications Program at Asbury University and as the Senior Academic Director responsible for 18 regional campuses for Southeastern University.

His experiences include running all media relations in Washington, D.C., during the 2004 Ronald Reagan State Funeral, serving as the chief media liaison officer for all outdoor games in Beijing for the 2008 Olympic Games, and being the primary media trainer and crisis planner for the 2010 World Equestrian Games. Kerr has worked with many media outlets (ABC, CBS, FOX, BBC, New York Times, London Times, Der Spiegel, Aljazeera, etc.), and as an Air Force officer at the Pentagon explained the $120 billion Air Force budget to the Washington press corps, media trained senior military leaders and White House officials, was a foreign area officer (European specialist), and deployed to Qatar with excursions into Iraq and Afghanistan.

Having traveled to more than 50 countries on six continents, Kerr has studied 10 languages and still speaks a few of them well. He enjoys reading about theology, history, and quantum physics, and likes to play strategy games and travel with his wife, Rebecca, and their four children.

Kerr chose to teach at CCU because of the three “reallys”. CCU is REALLY Christian, committed to an unswerving declaration of the good news that Jesus came to give the world abundant life and that we find truth and purpose from God’s word. CCU is also REALLY dedicated to delivering a top-tier education and strives to maintain an atmosphere of scholarship and inquiry. Finally, the faculty are REALLY great people — people he wants to work with and he wants his children to learn from.

Professional Refereed Journals
  • Kerr, Peter. (2003). “The Framing of Fundamentalist Christians: Network Television News, 1980-2000.” Journal of Media and Religion, 2, 4, 203-235.
  • Kerr, Peter., & Moy, Patricia (2002). “Newspaper Coverage of Fundamentalist Christians, 1980-2000.” Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 79, 1, 54-72.
  • Kerr, Peter A. (2020). Why the Coronavirus: Is God Still Good? A Deo Lumen.
  • Kerr, Peter A. (2014). The Ark of Time. A Deo Lumen.
  • Kerr, Peter A. (2013). Adam Meets Eve: Foundations for Love to Last a Lifetime. A Deo Lumen.
  • "Take the Blame: Often The Best Strategy for Keeping your Good Name." Published in PRNEWS Guide to Media Relations, PRNews Press, Vol. 6. June, 2012.
  • "Crisis or Problem? Bringing Definition to your Situation." Published in PRNEWS Guide to Crisis Management, PRNews Press, Vol. 5. November, 2011.
  • “The Sandwich, the Hook, and the Flag: Essentials for Your Media Toolbox.” In PRNews Media Training Guide. PRNews Press, Vol. 3. June, 2010.
  • Kerr, Peter A. (July, 2008). “Promoting Public Relations in a New-Media Environment.” In Schultze, Quentin and Woods, Robert (Eds.), Understanding Evangelical Media (pp. 224-238). Madison, WI: Intervarsity Press.
  • Dissertation (Ph.D. in Business Administration with emphasis in International Business) “Intercultural Business Blunders: The Essence of an Incident and the Genesis of Theory.” Northcentral University, San Diego, CA, August 2019.
  • Thesis (Master of Arts in Communications) “The Framing of Fundamentalist Christians: Network Television News, 1980-2000.” University of Washington, Seattle, WA, March 2002.
  • Kerr, Peter. (July, 2019). “Elevating Humility.” The Priest. Huntington, IN.
  • Kerr, Peter. (June, 2016). “Leaders as Lawgivers.” Faith & Leadership. Duke Divinity.
  • Kerr, Peter. (March, 2015). “Leaders Take the Blame to Save their Good Names.” Faith & Leadership. Duke Divinity.
  • Kerr, Peter. (Nov, 2014). “Good leaders must have many leadership tools.” Faith & Leadership. Duke Divinity.
  • Kerr, Peter. (Sept/Oct, 2013). “Ask the Expert: Media Engagement.” Pulse, ISPA.
  • Kerr, Peter. (July 17, 2012). “Leading the Charge--from Behind.” Faith & Leadership. Duke Divinity.
  • Kerr, Peter (Mar/Apr 2012). “Ask the Expert on Crisis Preparation.” Pulse, ISPA.
  • Kerr, Peter (Dec, 2010). “How to make your PR Messages reach your Dream Media Destinations.” Courier, NTA.
  • Kerr, Peter. (May, 2008). “Is Cultural Diversity a Laughing Matter?” Choice magazine.
  • Kerr, Peter. (February, 1998). “Deep Freeze: Air Force Supports Antarctica Mission.” Airman Magazine. See also http://www.af.mil/news/airman/0298/arctic.htm.