Dr. Kennedy is a researcher, writer, lecturer, and instructional designer. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals on topics related to online teaching and learning, including the Journal of Interactive Online Learning and Distance Education. She has presented her work at the AECT annual international convention, AACE E-Learn, and AACE Ed-Media conferences. She teaches courses on learning theory, instructional design, and multimedia at both the graduate-level and undergraduate-level, as well as online and on campus. The courses she teaches have included How People Learn: Learning Theories for Online Teaching and Instructional Design; Foundations of Distance Education; Planning for Multimedia Design and Development; Educational Media; Technology and Ethics in Society; and Sex, Drugs, and the Internet: Educational Perspectives. In service to the profession, Dr. Kennedy has reviewed for journals, including Distance Education, Journal of Computing in Higher Education, and Journal of Interactive Online Learning. She has also reviewed conference proposals for AERA, AECT, and AACE.
Her background is in instructional design and development, specializing in e-learning in business and industry including finance, defense, healthcare, and energy sectors. She has a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Learning Technologies from the University of Minnesota, a master’s in Education with a focus on Educational Technology from San Diego State University, and a bachelor’s in Psychology from the City University of New York, Queens College.
She lives with her husband, Vince, and their beagle, Sweet James, in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Connect with Jolie on twitter @joliekennedy.