Kathryn Kennedy, Ph.D.
Director, Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute
Michigan Virtual University (MVU)
My name is Kathryn Kennedy, and I am the Director of the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute (MVLRI), the research arm of MVU. The goal of MVLRI is to "expand Michigan’s capacity to support new learning models, engage in active research to inform new policies in online and blended learning and strengthen the state’s infrastructures for sharing best practices." I work together with an amazing team of researchers, including Joe Freidhoff, Kristen DeBruler, Justin Bruno, Jungah Bae, and Rebecca Stimson. My practical and research experiences include preparing education professionals for technology integration and instructional design in traditional, blended, and online learning environments. I earned my Ph.D. from the University of Florida (2010) in curriculum and instruction, with a concentration in educational technology, a master’s from the Florida State University (2005) in library and information science, specializing in young adult literature, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida (2000) in English, with an emphasis in children’s and adolescent literature. Please use the links above to navigate through my resources. Feel free to contact me if you would like additional information and/or if you would like to collaborate with me.