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Kent Divoll

Kent Divoll, Ed.D

Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
College of Education

Contact number: 281-283-3634
Email: divoll@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Areas of Expertise

  • Classroom Management
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Teacher Student Relationships
  • Adult Learning
  • Teacher Development


Publications

  • Divoll, K., Gauna, L., & Ribeiro, A. (2018). Career Changers’ Experiences as Neophyte Middle School ESL Teachers. In D. McDonald (Ed.), Facing challenges and complexities in retention of novice teachers (179-260). New York: Information Age.
  • Kajs, L. T., Grigsby, B., & Divoll, K. A. (2015). Use of disposition criteria in the approval process of teacher candidates by schools of education. In S. C. Bon, & J. C. Sun (Eds.), Law and education inequity: Removing barriers to educational opportunities (pp. 149-158). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.
  • Divoll, K., & Browning, S. (2013). “Read the text, as if!” The reading retention strategy. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 7(1). Retrieved from  http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/ijsotl/v7n1/articles/PDFs/Acc%20Art_Divoll%20&%20Browning.pdf
  • Feldman, A., Divoll, K., & Rogan-Klyve, A. (2013). Becoming researchers: The participation of undergraduate students in science research groups. Science Education, 97(2), 218-243. doi: 10.1002/sce.21051
  • Divoll, K., Browning, S., & Vesey, W. (2012). The ticket to increasing students’ concept retention. Mountain Rise: The International Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 7(2). Retrieved from http://mountainrise.wcu.edu/index.php/MtnRise/article/view/201/138
  • Divoll, K., Browning, S., & Vesey, W. (2012). The ticket to retention: A classroom assessment technique designed to improve student learning. The Journal of Effective Teaching, 12(2), 45-64. Retrieved from http://uncw.edu/cte/ET/articles/Vol12_2/Divoll.pdf

Presentations:

  • McDoanld, D.M., ... Divoll, K. et al. (April, 2018) Challenges in effective mentoring and retention of novice teachers. Paper presented at the American Education Research Association Conference, New York, NY.
  • Rupp, A., Divoll, K., & Pinnegar, E. (April, 2018). Intercultural competence: Preparing for education training in an intercultural environment. Paper presented at the Invisible College for Research on Teaching Conference, New York, NY.
  • McDonald, D.M., Raven, S., Crawford, C., Kiekel, J., & Divoll, K. (April, 2017). Academia being "Trump"ed by corporatized organizational models. Paper presented at the Invisible College for Research on Teaching Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Divoll, K. & Thomas, S. (March, 2017). Using growth mindset to improve certification scores. Paper presented at the SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning)
    Commons Conference, Savannah, GA.
  • Divoll, K. & Thomas, S. (March, 2017). There is no, "I am stupid" anymore. Paper presented at the SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) Commons Conference, Savannah, GA.
  • Divoll, K. (March, 2016). Grading smarter while students learn. Paper presented at the SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) Commons Conference, Savannah, GA.
  • McDonald, D., Divoll, K., Craig, C., Turchi, L., Han, X., Kiekel, J., Dea Ross, V., Prior, J., & Gray, A. (April 2016). Paper presented at the Invisible College for Research on Teaching Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • Divoll, K. (March, 2015). If You Create It, They will Read. Paper presented at the SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) Commons Conference, Savannah, GA.
  • Divoll, K. (March, 2014). Shocking students toward learning. Paper presented at the SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) Commons Conference, Savannah, GA.
  • Divoll, K., & Browning, S. (March, 2014). Preventing students from snoozing and losing. Paper presented at the SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) Commons Conference, Savannah, GA.
  • Kajs, L. Grigsby, B., & Divoll, K. (November, 2014). Use of disposition criteria in the approval process of teacher candidates by schools of education: Legal issues and responsible practices. Paper presented at the Education Law Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA
  • Divoll, K., & Browning, S. (March, 2013). Helping students retain what they read: RRS and eRRS. Paper presented at the SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) Commons Conference, Savannah, GA.
  • McDonald, D., Divoll, K., McEnery, L., Craig, C., & Thomas, D. (April, 2013). Utilizing "super hero" skills to ensure academic program quality. Paper presented at the Invisible College for Research on Teaching, San Francisco, CA.


Research Projects

  • Teacher-Student Relationships
  • The Ticket to Retention
  • Classroom Management
  • College Student Learning


Awards and Accomplishments

  • John Keilty Scholarship Award from the University of Massachusetts Amherst 2006
  • Blue Key Award -Westfield State College, Westfield, MA 1997
  • Wisdom and Merit Award -Westfield State College, Westfield, MA 1997
  • Teacher Competency Award-Westfield State College, Westfield, MA 1997