Kersey has served on the board of directors for both the Florida Humanities Council and the Florida Historical Society. He was selected for a 1995 Teaching Incentive Program award, and in 1998 received a Professorial Excellence Program award from the State University System. In 1998 Kersey received both the DAR National History Medal and the American Association for State and Local History's Award of Merit for "contributions to the understanding of Florida history."
At present, Dr. Kersey is engaged in comparative research on the indigenous sovereignty issues among American Indians and the Maori of New Zealand, and teaches courses at both Florida Atlantic University and the University of Hawaii.
AMH 5905 - Readings in American Indian Leadership