Recent Publications

Book Chapters
Kerby, M. B., & Adams, C. J. (2011). In Dr. Alice E. Ginsberg and Dr. Karen Bojar (Ed.), The unmeating of like minds: The process IS political. Towson University Press: And Finally We Meet.

Peer-reviewed Publications

Kerby, M.B. (2018). “Change is the essential process of all existence:” Transformation through a planned-emergent theory of change. Manuscript accepted; May 2020 publication date.

Kerby, M.B., Mallinger G.M. (2018). The day the music died: The end of the Michigan Womyn’s Festival. Submitted. April 2020.

Zompetti, J.P., & Kerby, M. B. (2018). Fake it ‘till you make it: Debunking fake news in a post-truth America. eJournal of Public Affairs, 8(1). Retrieve from

Mallinger, G.M.  & Kerby, M.B. (2017). The harvest is the best teacher: A narrative on food insecurity and community gardening with children and adolescents. Reflections: Narratives on Professional Helping, 22(1), 70-78.

Kerby, M.B. (2015). Toward a new predictive model of student retention in higher
education: An application of classical sociological theory. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 17(1).

Kerby, M.B., Branham, K.B., & Mallinger, G.M. (2014). Consumer-based higher
education: The uncaring of learning. Journal of Higher Education, Theory, and
Practice, 14(5), 42-57.

Kerby, M.B., & Mallinger, G.M. (2014). An application of a new conceptual model beyond
sustainability, eJournal of Public Affairs, 3(3),

Main, M. E., Wright, D. G., Kerby, M.B. (2013). Nursing student voices: Reflections on an international service learning experience. Kentucky Nurse, 61(1), 10-11.

Lindley, L, Kerby, M.B., Nicholson, T., & Lu, N. (2007). Sexual behaviors and
sexually transmitted infections among self-identified lesbian and bisexual college women, Journal of LGBT Health Research, 3(3):41-54.

Kerby, M.B., Wilson, R., Nicholson, T, & White, J. (Ettorre, E. (Ed.)). (2004). Making
lesbians visible in the substance use field. Chapter in book Social identity and substance among college women, London: Haworth Press.

Kerby, M.B., Wilson, R., Nicholson, T, & White, J. (2004). Social identity and substance
among college women, Journal of Lesbian Studies, 9(3), 45-55.

Lindley, L, Nicholson, T, Kerby, M.B., & Lu, N. (2003). HIV/STI associated risk
behaviors among self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trangendered college students in the United States. AIDS Education and Prevention, 15(5), 413-429.

Invited Scholarly Publications/Presentations/Speaking Engagements
Kerby, M.B. (2018). It’s not all or nothing: Planned versus emergent change theory. Invited blog entry for CLDE’s Emergent Theory of Change. Retrieved from

Kerby, M. B. (2017). The American Democracy Project’s #DigiPo Initiative at WesternKentucky University. Invited blog entry for AASCU’s American Democracy Project. Retrieved from

Kerby, M.B. Beyond Sustainability: Learning to create resilient communities, invited speaker, Sunday Assembly Nashville, November 4, 2018, Nashville, TN. (