at the intersection of practice, policy, and research


I am passionate about working with schools and organizations to bring programs to a place where they can best meet the needs of their learners in a holistic way and am motivated to help them see how they can most meaningfully support their stakeholders. My work examines questions of policy, research, and practice using a problem of practice-based approach.

With over 15 years of experience in the fields of online and blended teaching and learning and emerging technologies in education and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction as well as a specialization in educational technology, I bring many experiences and contacts to our work together. 

I am an education consultant, providing consulting and research services via Kathryn Kennedy Consulting. In the past, I served as the Director of the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute, the research arm of Michigan Virtual; as the Director of Research for the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL); as an adjunct professor and advisor in the Ed.D. program at Johns Hopkins University School of Education; and as an Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology at Georgia Southern University.  

As we well know, society continues to throw schools and organizations curve balls, forcing stakeholders to create a dynamic and flexible mindset that is open to change -- which is our only constant. Together, we can be the change! I'd love the opportunity to work with you and your school/program/organization. If you're interested in working together, please email me at