Kathleen Roberts Skerrett was appointed University Professor at the University of Richmond in June 2016. Kathleen has held academic and administrative appointments at McGill University, Grinnell College, and University of Richmond. She most recently served as Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences at University of Richmond. Skerrett has witnessed the transformative power of discovery-based pedagogies on young people’s problem-solving capabilities and responsible leadership. She earned the Ph.D. in Theology and the Modern West from Harvard University and a J.D from the Schulich School of Law. She earned her undergraduate degree at Mount Allison University in Canada. Skerrett has lectured and published numerous essays on ideas of freedom in contemporary secular and religious thinkers.