Kimberly Gehrke, PhD

Dr. Kimberly Gehrke began teaching at Kaplan University in 2005 and is currently a full-time human resources management faculty member in the School of Business and Information Technology. Prior to joining the University, Dr. Gehrke worked for a wide range of organizations, including a small consulting firm, large global organizations, and state and county governments. Her experience includes leading teams in global organizational development, assessment, and measurement at a former “Big 5” consulting firm. Dr. Gehrke is currently developing material for publication on the influence of video on factors such as motivation, satisfaction, self-efficacy, and engagement.

Dr. Gehrke resides in the Chicago area.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Capella University
  • Master of Science, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Emporia State University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Northern Iowa


  • Hewitt Associates
  • Arthur Andersen
  • State of Wyoming

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