Kathryn Kennedy

Kathryn Kennedy

Kathryn Kennedy serves as the Director of the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute, the research arm of Michigan Virtual, where she manages a team of researchers and writers working on multiple state-legislated research projects focused on policy and practice in K-12 online and blended learning.

She also serves as an adjunct professor and advisor for the Ed.D. program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. She formerly served as the Director of Research for the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL). Her practical experiences and research interests include educator professional development for technology integration and instructional design in traditional, blended, and online learning environments.

She previously chaired the K-12 Online Learning SIG for the Society for Information Technology and Teaching Education (SITE). She is one of the founding Editors-in-Chief of the Journal of Online Learning Research, a peer-reviewed, international, open source journal published by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

She is also one of the founding Editors of the Handbook of Research on K-12 Online and Blended Learning, an open source handbook published by Carnegie Mellon’s ETC Press. She serves on the Advisory Council for the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning.

She earned her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with a concentration in educational technology from the University of Florida, a master’s from the Florida State University in library and information science, specializing in young adult literature, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida in English, with an emphasis in children’s and adolescent literature.

She previously chaired the K-12 Online Learning SIG for theSociety for Information Technology and Teaching Education (SITE). Kennedy is one of the founding Editor-in-Chiefs of the Journal of Online Learning Research, a peer-reviewed, international, open source journal published by theAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Kennedy serves on the Advisory Council for the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning.

She earned her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with a concentration in educational technology from the University of Florida.