Deon M. Edwards-Kerr, Ph.D. is a lecturer in the field of Measurement and Educational Research. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Studies (University of Manchester, UK); M.Sc. -Educational Research (University of Manchester, UK); M.Sc. - Economics (UWI, Mona); M.Sc. - Economics and Management (UWI, Mona); Diploma Teacher Education (Sam Sharpe Teachers' College); She continues to conduct research in the areas of Educational Reform; Youth-at-Risk; Social Justice in Education; Issues in Urban Education, Research Methodology (Quantitative and Qualitative), and Program Evaluation.