Kathleen P King   Kathleen P. King & Ann Cranston-Gingras

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Kathleen P. King, Ed.D., is a department chair and professor of Adult, Career, and Higher Education at the University of South Florida, Tampa. She enjoys walking the academic journey with doctoral students and candidates, and stays vitally connected to everyday needs of faculty as a certified faculty and life coach by assisting them in advancing their careers. King’s major areas of research and keynote speaking include distance learning, higher education, transformative learning, professional development, diversity issues, and instructional technology. She is the author/editor of 21 books and over 165 published articles and research papers and is co-editor of an international journal.

King’s recent recognitions include induction into the International Continuing and Adult Education Hall of Fame (ICAE) in 2011, and the AERA Outstanding Research Publication in 2009. Her continuing international research spans China, France, and Canada. She frequently keynotes and presents refereed research and presentations at educational and interdisciplinary academic conferences. Prior to joining the USF faculty in 2010, for 13 years Dr. King was at Fordham University in New York City as a professor, program director, and university administrator. Dr. King earned her Ed.D. and M.Ed. in Higher and Adult Education from Widener University, Chester, PA.

Ann Cranston-Gingras is a professor of special education, department chair, and director of the Center for Migrant Education at the University of South Florida, Tampa. She has been the Principal Investigator and Director of many externally funded projects including currently funded federal grants serving students from migrant farm worker families. She also has been instrumental in helping to secure private funds to support students from migrant backgrounds who are preparing to become teachers and educational leaders. Her research focuses on the educational needs of youth who have been marginalized by schools and society, including students with disabilities and those from migrant farm worker backgrounds.

Cranston-Gingras’ is the author or co-author of numerous book chapters and refereed journal articles and is the co-author of the text, Teaching Learners with Diverse Abilities, and co-editor of the book, Rethinking Professional Issues in Special Education. She teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in special education and supervises doctoral students. She has mentored over twenty doctoral students through completion of their dissertation research. Dr. Cranston-Gingras’ recent recognitions include The Hispanic Heritage Society’s Pathways and Amiga awards, The Florida Department of Education Migrant Program Administrator of the Year Award, The University of South Florida Latino Association Faculty Award and the University of South Florida President’s Award for Faculty Excellence.