Open SUNY Online Teaching Ambassador 2016 – Fredonia: Kathleen Gradel
Dr. Kathleen Gradel is a professor in the College of Education at Fredonia State. She currently teaches courses in educational psychology, literacy/technology, and action research. She has consistently been in the forefront of offering online options in these courses. In 2015, she will have the privilege of diversifying her work outside the College of Education, by teaching in the campus’ First Year Pilot, as well as teaching a course focused on digital literacies for the Fredonia Honors Program. In the past, she was the consistent instructor of a block of graduate special education courses – taught in an intensive summer learning experience – that have since become core to the graduate C&I Program. In addition, she has worked with numerous students on their own action research in the graduate research sequence, and with undergraduates in EDU 416. In 2011, Dr. Gradel achieved the SUNY Chancellor’s Excellence in Teaching Award, a statewide honor that recognizes superior professional achievement throughout the State University of New York system.