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Rockland Graduate Campus of Long Island University Appoints Dr. Carol Kennedy as Assistant Professor and Program Director

Former award-winning TV producer is now top educational technology consultant

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Dr. Carol Kahan KennedyOrangeburg, N.Y. – A pioneer in online learning and award-winning producer of children's programming for television, Dr. Carol Kahan Kennedy has been appointed Assistant Professor of Teacher Education and Program Director of Educational Technology at the Rockland Graduate Campus of Long Island University. She will start her new position on Sept. 1, 2010.

A well-regarded expert on educational technology, Dr. Kennedy has extensive experience in web-based learning and integrating technology into school curriculums. She also brings with her a multimedia background, including having served as a producer on a Nickelodeon talk show, for which she received the National Cable Television Association's ACE Award for Excellence in children's programming.

Describing teaching as “one of the most important, challenging and rewarding professions,” Dr. Kennedy cited the use of technology as the future of teaching.

“Educators need to be more plugged into the broader community of practitioners to share common concerns and solutions to difficult learning problems through the use of technology,” she said. “Technology enhances teaching.”

The Rye, N.Y., resident earned her Ph.D. from the Steinhardt School of Education of New York University, her master's degree from CUNY Brooklyn College and her bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University.

“Dr. Kennedy has cutting-edge professional experience that puts her at the intersection of technology and education,” declared Dr. Sylvia Blake, associate provost of the Rockland and Westchester Graduate Campus, “We are thrilled that her expertise will be put to good use at both the Rockland and Westchester Graduate Campuses in our merged teacher education programs.”

With research interests in neuroscience and technology, she is a member of the Committee on Mental Health at the United Nations and writes a blog on technology and science for the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She leads anti-bias workshops for the Ant-Defamation League for schoolchildren and teachers.

She has also been an adjunct professor at Manhattanville College, a principal investigator for Fordham University's Graduate School of Education and for the University of Oregon's National Center for the Study of Electronic Text, and director of Graduate Educational Technology Program at Fairfield University.

A producer and director in a variety of educational television projects, she was a writer and researcher for “Media Matters for America,” Showtime Television Network and Lifetime Medical Television. She has also been published in international journals on blended technology with inquiry-based pedagogy and has given numerous presentations at educational conferences.

Posted 08/03/2010

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