Kathleen P. King

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Dr. Kathleen P. King (born June 8, 1958 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American author and educator. As of 2006 she is a Professor and Director of Fordham University's Regional Educational Technology Center (RETC), Center for Professional Development and Program Director of the graduate program in Adult Education and Human Resource Development at the Graduate School of Education.

King's background includes work as a private computer consultant in troubleshooting and training, combining her knowledge of adult education with computer technology in faculty and staff development.

At the RETC, King oversees many grants that provide professional development of educators in educational technology and also non-technology content areas locally and nationally. From 2003-2007 the Center reached over 9000 learners through local programs and over 2.3 million through distance learning.

King is the founding editor of the adult education journal, "Perspectives: The New York Journal of Adult Learning."

In August 2005, King and Mark Gura created, developed and produced Podcast for Teachers, Techpod (SM), a weekly educational technology professional development podcast for educators. As of May 2007, the RETC podcasts had attracted 2.2 million listeners. Demonstrating continued innovation and leadership in elearning, Dr. King has developed 5 additional podcasts and collaborated with BXRadio Network to create iLearn Radio, a new Internet radio station which streams educational podcast content.

Before arriving at Fordham in 1997, Dr. King also taught at Widener University in Chester, PA, Holy Family College in Philadelphia, PA, and the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology, Media, PA. King received her Ed.D. from Widener University.

Dr. King has received numerous national and international, professional and academic awards including the Frandson Book Award, (2007). University Continuing Education Association; North American Adult Educators: Phyllis M. Cunningham Archive of Quintessential Autobiographies for the 21st Century. (2007 Recognition); Lawrence S. Levin Achievement Award (2006) from the NYACCE; the POD Network Innovation Award (2005), and Robert J. Menges Honored Research Award from POD Network (2003).

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  • King, K. P. & Gura, M. (2007). Podcasting for teachers: Podcasting Using a new technology to revolutionize teaching and learning. Educational technology Charlottesville, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Gura, M. & King, K. P. (Eds.) (2007). Classroom robotics. Educational technology Charlottesville, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • King, K. P. & Wang. V.C.X. (2007). Comparative Adult Education around the globe. Hangzhou, PR China: Zhejiang University Press. (Distributed worldwide by BX Media LLC)
  • King, K. P. & Griggs, J. (2006). Harnessing innovative technologies in higher education. distance learning. Madision, WI: Atwood.
  • King, K. P. (2005). Bringing transformative learning to life. Malabar, FL: Krieger.
  • King, K. P. (2003). Keeping pace with technology: Educational technology that transforms. Vol. Two: The challenge and promise for higher education faculty. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
  • King, K. P. (2002). Keeping pace with technology: Educational technology that transforms. Vol. One: The challenge and promise for K-12 educators. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
  • King, K. P. & Griggs, J. K. (Eds). (2006). Harnessing innovative technology in higher education: Access, equity, policy and instruction. Madison, WI: Atwood.
  • King, K. P. & Lawler, P. A. (Eds.). (2003, June). New perspectives on designing and implementing professional development for teachers of adults, New Directions in Adult and Continuing Education, No. 98. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Lawler, P. A., & King, K. P. (2000). Planning for effective faculty development: Using adult learning strategies. Malabar, FL: Krieger.
  • Perspectives; The New York Journal of Adult Learning http://www.retc.fordham.edu/perspectives New York: Fordham University.

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