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Faculty Workshops Across the USA

Dr. King has teamed up with Textbook and Academic Authors  ( to provide faculty writing workshops in USA colleges and universities.

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Having been to Rochester Institute of Technology and Florida Gulf Coast University in 2017, she heads to Texas Women’s University in March 2018.

At TWU , Dr. King will be facilitating an advanced workshop entitled,  “Discovering How to Deliver What Editors and Publishers Need: Demystifying the Academic Writing and Publishing Process.”
In this session, she pulls back the curtain on the sometimes mystifying process of publishing. Dr. King provides a practical, dynamic, and interactive workshop focused on improving faculty writing and publication rates.

“Kathy” is uniquely qualified to reveal the key strategies needed due to her 15+ years as a journal and book editor, faculty coach, faculty development expert, and professor of doctoral students. This revelation-packed workshop not only includes specific insights, strategies, and approaches, but also guides participants to address their productivity needs with new understanding and goals.

For more details and to learn about this opportunity which TAA provides for subsidized , exceptional faculty workshops at TAA workshops.

Dr. King can also be contacted directly through her consulting team, Transformation Education LLC for special keynote events and workshops on a variety of topics.



Exceptional Award for Dr King from TAA

In June, 2017, Dr. Kathleen P. King earned an exceptional award from the academic professional association, Textbook and Academic Authors (TAA).  At their annual conference in Providence, RI, TAA awarded Dr. King it’s highest honor: membership in the TAA Council of Fellows.
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This award is in recognition of Dr. King’s vast achievements in adult and higher education, faculty development, adult learning and instructional technology research and publication. As of 2017, she has authored, co-authored and edited 32 academic books across these fields and more. Her publishers include Jossey-Bass, Information Age Publishing, Krieger Publishing, Atwood Press, Hampton Press, and others.

The award also represents her involvement in mentoring faculty and doctoral students through association and beyond. Dr. King is a TAA workshop speaker, representing the association by providing writing and publication sessions for faculty across the nation.

The Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) provides professional development resources, events, and networking opportunities for textbook authors and authors of scholarly journal articles and books. Established in 1987 by math author Mike Keedy, TAA is the only national, nonprofit membership association dedicated solely to assisting textbook and academic authors.

Read more about TAA here


2017 Book by Dr. King: Technology & Innovation in Adult Learning

Book cover Technology and Innovation in Adult learning
Dr. King’s 2017 book published by Jossey Bass.

A comprehensive exploration of technology’s role in adult learning Technology and Innovation in Adult Learning introduces educators and students to the intersection of adult learning and the growing technological revolution. Written by an internationally recognized expert in the field, this book explores the theory, research, and practice driving innovation in both adult learning and learning technology, and illuminates a powerful approach to recognize and leverage these opportunities. Building on current trends and research in technology and its use, each chapter illustrates the need, opportunities, and examples of current and future technologies that scaffold adult learning, and provides comprehensive coverage of both current and emerging challenges.

Many adult learning faculty, practitioners, and students realize that technology presents a growing and ever-present set of issues, yet few feel confident in identifying the opportunities that arise with each step forward. This book clarifies the interplay between adult learning and learning technology, and characterizes the cyclic exchange of information and opportunities that link these fields now and in the future.

  • Understand the critical issues currently affecting adult learning
  • Learn how technology is presenting both opportunities and challenges for the teaching and learning of adults in different contexts
  • Examine recent research on learning technology for adult learners
  • Discover how technological innovation can be applied now and how it will continue to shape the future of learning

Adult learning is on the rise, and there is no mistaking technology’s role; whether they’re learning with or about technology, today’s adult learners come with unique sets of needs and skills that demand specialized approaches. Traditional pedagogical techniques don’t transfer directly, and learning technology requires its own unique approach to development and use. Technology and Innovation in Adult Learning equips practitioners to further adult learning and shape the future of the field, while providing a rich perspective for classroom inquiry and research.

More Information About this Book

2009 AERA Outstanding Research Publication Award

Dr. Kathleen King (AAACE and CPAE member) and Dr. Joan Griggs, editors of the collected volume, Harnessing Innovative Technology in Higher Education.The award was presented at the American Education Research Association Division I meeting on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 in San Diego. Kathleen King was there to accept the award.

The book is a collaborative and coordinated collection of analyses of a number of the FIPSE projects. (FIPSE is the Fund for Improvement of PostSecondary Education, a granting arm of the US Department of Education.) Each FIPSE grant project had been designed to create and implement creative new programs to further the possibilities of technology in higher education.

Description of the book:
Harnessing Innovative Technology in Higher Education:

Access, Equity, Policy, and Instruction edited by Kathleen P. King and Joan K. Griggs. Technology insinuated itself into higher education swiftly and permanently. Suddenly, the potential uses for the new technology seemed endless. Academic institutions responded quickly—each trying to meet individual needs and creating varied uses. However, as the trend matured, institutions found that they were each reinventing systems that someone had already created and the cost of working this way was high.

In response to these factors, the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) created a visionary grant program which encouraged creativity and collaboration. The funded projects were innovative and have had a tremendous impact on the distance learning. This book reports on some of those programs, along with an analysis and synthesis of what worked and why. It is unique in addressing some of the more critical and difficult areas that need to be addressed in institutional efforts for distance learning. The broad base of initiatives, content areas, organizations and purposes of these projects provides a plethora of recommendations and ideas for every professor, administrator and faculty developer.

Please visit the Atwood Publishing site to learn more about the book

Dr. Kathy King is a professor of education at Fordham University and may be reached at