Kathleen F. Kerr

My Funny Name Change

I have always gone by “Katie,” a nickname for Kathleen, which is the middle name on my birth certificate. When I first started publishing, I emphasized my middle name by publishing as “M. Kathleen Kerr.”

When I got married in 2003 I changed my name, but in an unconventional way. Since I never went by my first name, I moved “Kathleen” into the first position. I took my husband’s last name as my middle name. Since 2003 I have published as “Kathleen F. Kerr.”

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