Kelly B. Renner, Ph.D., LPC is the Assistant Dean, Curriculum and Program Chair of Psychology and Social Sciences at Franklin University. During her tenure at Franklin University, Dr. Renner has held a variety of positions including the Assistant Director and then the Director of the Student Learning Center, as well as Lead Faculty. She has enjoyed teaching at Franklin University since 2012 and was a 2014 Teaching Excellence Award recipient, as well as the 2019 Inaugural Faculty Fellow. Prior to working full-time at Franklin University, Dr. Renner spent four years working in community mental health as a clinician. Her caseload included clients at various stages of the life span battling addictions, depression, anxiety, and personality disorders, as well as coping with all forms of abuse. Dr. Renner's research interests, speaking engagements, professional presentations, and publications are on the topics of burnout, motivation, and team building. She resides in Westerville, Ohio with her husband, Blake, and their son, Declan.
2020 - Present
Franklin University, Assistant Dean, Curriculum, & Program Chair, Psychology & Social Sciences
2019 - 2020
Franklin University, Assistant Dean, Academic Operations; Chair, Social & Behavioral Sciences Division, Academic Operations
2016 - 2019
Franklin University, Program Chair, Applied Psychology and Social Sciences
2016 - 2016
Franklin University, Director, SLC + Lead Faculty
2014 - 2016
Franklin University, Assistant Director, Student Learning Center
2012 - 2016
Franklin University, Adjunct Faculty
2010 - 2014
Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, Inc., Clinician I, LPC, Delaware, Ohio
Publications & Presentations
Renner, K., Shipherd, A., Barcza-Renner, K., Samson, A., & Duncan, C. (2021). An examination of the sources of self-efficacy in runners throughout training: A mixed methods study. Journal of Sport Behavior, 44.
Gardner, J., Renner, K., Bowen, A., & Chongwony, L. (2020). Forming an Intellectual Community of Practice for Scholarly Writing at a Professionally Focused University. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 51, pp. 129-143.
Renner, K., Barcza-Renner, K., Shipherd, A., & Basevitch, I. (2020). A qualitative examination of sport retirement in former NCAA Division I athletes. Journal of Athlete Development and Experience, 2, pp. DOI: 10.25035/jade.02.01.01. https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/jade/vol2/iss1/1
Renner, K., Jones, C., Ortiz, M., & Barcza-Renner, K. (2019). Depression, perceived discrimination, and racial barrier awareness as predictors of offending for black women. Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, 18, pp. 1-18.
Renner, K., Hampel, T., Chu, C., & Kharel, A. (2016, Dec. 31). The Student Benefits of a STEMM Scholarship Program. Franklin University Learning Showcase, Columbus, Ohio.
Renner, K., Sanchez, C., Lee, F., Boulware, W., Wade, B., & Renner, B. (2010, Dec. 31). Party of 60: Developing a team building retreat for a large number of participants. Florida State University-University of West Florida Performance Enhancement Conference, Pensacola, Florida.
Renner, K., & Sanchez, C. (2009, Dec. 31). Lights, camera, action: Capturing athlete's attention during brief sport psychology presentations. Association of Applied Sport Psychology Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Renner, K., Sanchez, C., Lee, F., Boulware, W., Wade, B., & Renner, B. (2009, Dec. 31). Party of 60: Developing a team building retreat for a large number of participants. Association of Applied Sport Psychology Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.