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: B-1111

Areas of Expertise

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


Publications

Publications:

  • Divoll, K. & Browning, S. (2010). The "classroom ticket" to concept retention. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 4(2) http://www.georgiasouthern.edu/ijsotl.
  • Feldman, A., Divoll, K., & Rogan-Klyve, A. (2009). Research education of new scientists: Implications for science teacher education. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 46,442-459.

Presentations:
  • Divoll, K. & Browning, S. (2011, March). Ticket to student concept retention: A revised version. A paper presented at the SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) Commons Conference, Statesboro, GA.
  • Divoll, K. (2011, April). Making students feel known and important: A new construct in teacher-student relationships. A paper presented at of the American Education Research Association (AERA) Conference, New Orleans, LA. 
  • Divoll, K. & Browning, S. (2011, May).Teaching for student concept retention: The ticket to retention 2. A paper presented The Teaching Professor Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • McDonald, D., Craig, C., Smith, D., Garcia, M., Divoll, K., Shulsky, D., & Benavente-McEnery, L. (2011, October). Exploring our academic sandbox: Scholarly identities developed through play, tantrums, building castles and rebuffing backyard bullies. A paper presented at American Association of Teaching and Curriculum (AATC) Conference, Denver CO.
  • Divoll, K. & Benavente-McEnery, L. (2011, October). Improving college teaching through metacognition. A paper presented at American Association of Teaching and Curriculum (AATC) Conference, Denver CO.
  • Divoll, K. & Browning, S. (2011, October). Teaching college students so that they retain concepts: The ticket to retention. A paper presented at International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (ISSOTL), Milwaukee, WI.
  • Craig, C., McDonald, D., Browning, S., Divoll, K., Kahn, M, Kiekel, J., Kirk, E., Markello, C., McCormack, S., McEnery, L., Ortloff, D., & Smith, D. (2010,October). Teacher educators' academic journeys shared through travelling journals. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum, St. Louis, MO. 
  • Divoll, K., & Browning, S. (2010, October). The ticket to increasing students' retention. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum, St. Louis, MO.


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