Kevin Graziano, Ed.D.

Professor

Nevada State CollegeLocation: NSE Building, Office 335
Phone: (702) 992-2058
Fax: (702) 992-2516
Email: kevin.graziano@nsc.edu

Curriculum Vitae, Link to: (PDF)

 

Education

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.
International and Multicultural Education- major field of study.
Educational Technology- minor field of study

Master of Science (M.S.), Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT.
Counseling- major field of study
Student Development, Higher Education- specialization

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.
Journalism- major field of study

Profile

Dr. Graziano's teaching and research interests include teacher education, educational technology, and teaching English as a second language. Dr. Graziano's work in the classroom and community has been featured in local newspapers and magazines such as the Henderson Home News, El Mundo Newspaper, and Meet the Neighbor in the Las Vegas Zip Code Magazine. When Dr. Graziano is not teaching, he enjoys traveling, foreign films, writing, spending time with my family on the east coast (Connecticut), swimming, and the outdoors.

Courses Taught

EDU 214 Preparing Teachers to Use Technology
EDU 250 Foundations of Education
EDUC 399 Foundations of Educational Technology
EDRL 402 Literature for Young Adults
EDRL 471 Language Acquisition, Development and Learning
EDRL 474 Methods for English Language Learners
EDRL 475 Assessment and Evaluation English Language Learners
EDSC 321 Secondary Pedagogy I
EDSC 404 Secondary Pedagogy II

Recent Scholarly Activities

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications:
Graziano, K. (in review). Peer Teaching in a Flipped Teacher Education Course.
Graziano, K. (2014). The everyday realities of Palestinian college students living and studying in Israel: A photovoice study. International Journal of Progressive Education, 10 (1), 32-45.
Graziano, K. (2012). Creating Student-Generated Multimedia: Benefits and Challenges for Teacher Education. Excellence in Education Journal, 1 (1), 6-28.
Graziano, K., & Navarrete, L. (2012). Co-Teaching in a College Classroom: Collaboration, Compromise, and Creativity. Issues in Teacher Education, 21 (1), 109-126.
Graziano, K. (2011). Working with English Language Learners: Preservice Teachers and Photovoice. International Journal of Multicultural Education, 13 (1), 1-19.
Graziano, K., & Herren, C, (2009). Students as Researchers: A Photographic Approach to Teaching High School Economics. In E. Litton, & S. Martin (Eds.), Justice, Care, and Diversity: Addressing the Needs of All Students in Catholic Secondary Schools. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA).
Graziano, K. (2008). Walk the talk: Connecting critical pedagogy and practice in teacher education. Teaching Education, 19 (2), 153-163.
Graziano, K., & Litton, E. (2007). First Year Teachers and Diversity: Teacher Research through Photography. Issues in Teacher Education, 16 (1), 1-13.
Graziano, K. (June 2007) Teachers as generators of text: Action research and teacher preparation. In, K. Murtadha, R. Helfenbein, & M. Wineburg (Eds.), Democracy and Civic Engagement: Implications for Teacher Preparation and a National Agenda for Inquiry. American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).
Katz, S., Kyuchukov, H., & Graziano, K. (2005). The complexity of language issues in school desegregation: Case studies of Latino students in the United States and Roma students in Bulgaria. In R. Hoosain, & F. Salili (Eds.), Language in Multicultural Education. Greenwich, Connecticut: Information Age Publishing Inc.

Non Peer-Reviewed Publications:
Graziano, K. (in press). Flipped Learning: Making the Connections and Finding the Balance. In Bryans-Bongey, S. & Graziano, K. (Eds.) Online Teaching in K-12: Models, Methods, and Best Practices for Teachers and Administrators. Information Today, Inc.
Feher, L., & Graziano, K. (in press). Online Student Teaching: From Planning to Implementation. In Bryans-Bongey, S. & Graziano, K. (Eds.) Online Teaching in K-12: Models, Methods, and Best Practices for Teachers and Administrators. Information Today, Inc.

Edited Book:
Bryans-Bongey, S. & Graziano, K. (in press). (Eds.) Online Teaching in K-12: Models, Methods, and Best Practices for Teachers and Administrators. Information Today, Inc.

Selected Conference Presentations:
Carpenter, J., Graziano, K., Borthwick, A., DeBacker, T., & Finsness, E. (2016). A Diagnostic Tool to Help Leaders Develop TPACK Ready Teacher Candidate Programs. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) Conference, Savannah, GA.
Graziano, K., Finsness, E., Smaldino, S., Carpenter, J., Jacobson, J., Borthwick, A., DeBacker, T., & Heering, M. (2016). Got TPACK?: A Diagnostic Tool for Educational Leaders. The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
Graziano, K. & Bryans-Bongey, S. (2015). The Editor's Survival Guide: How Dropbox and Google Docs Saved My Life. Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
Smaldino, S., Heering, M., Graziano, K. (2015). Reconsidering the road to change: A model for measuring leadership in developing TPACK ready teacher education programs. Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Conference. Indianapolis, IN.
Searson, M., Langran, E., Foulger, T., Shepard, G., Graziano, K. (2015). Taking it Outdoors: Personalized Learning Technologies and Place-Based Education. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
Graziano, K., Stansbury, R., Kramer, T. (2015). Teaching Above the Line: A Field Experience that Showcases Technology Integration in the Classroom. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
Lee, T., Graziano, K., & Forasiepi, C. (2015). Dialogic and Reflective Learning in Online Teacher Education Programs: Constructivist and Critical Approaches. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
Heering, M., Smaldino, S., & Graziano, K. (2015). Measuring Leadership Qualities for Developing TPACK Ready Teacher Candidate Programs. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
Graziano, K., Persiani, K. (2015). Photovoice and TPACK: Using documentary photography and storytelling in teacher education. Hawaii International Conference on Education. Sponsored by Pepperdine University, University of Louisville, and New Horizons in Education. Honolulu, HI.
Heering, M., Smaldino, S., Graziano, K., Carpenter, J., DeBacker, T. (2015). Assessing Transformational Leadership Qualities to Develop TPACK Ready Teacher Candidates. The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Graziano, K. (2014). SCVNGR and SMART: Using Alternate Reality Gaming and Interactive White Boards in an Online Environment. The International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL) Conference. Anchorage Alaska.
Redmond, P., Heering, M., Combs, B., Smaldino, S., Thomas, T., Williams, A., & Graziano, K., (2014). Transformational Leadership to Develop TPACK Ready Teacher Candidates. The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
Heering, M., Smaldino, S., Redmond, P., Graziano, K., & Thomas, T. (2013). Supporting Effective Technology Integration and Implementation: An Educational Leader's Perspective. (Invited) The National Technology Leadership Summit (NTLS). Washington, D.C.
Graziano, K. (2013). SCVNGR: Alternative Reality Gaming in Higher Education. (Poster session). International Symposium for Emerging Technologies for Online Learning. Sponsored by the Sloan Consortium. Las Vegas, NV
Graziano, K. (2013). Reflections from the Middle East: An Educator's Journey to an Arab Teacher Education College in Israel. Hawaii International Conference on Education. Sponsored by Pepperdine University, University of Louisville, and New Horizons in Education. Honolulu, HI.
Graziano, K. (2012). From Avatars to Wordles: K-16 Online Resources for the Classroom. Vern D. Luft Conference. Sponsored by Nevada Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (NVACTE) and Nevada Association of Teacher Educators (NvATE). Las Vegas, NV.
Graziano, K. (2012). Participatory multimedia: Teaching and learning with student-generated iMovies. Like, Comment, Share, Tweet, SMS, IM: InterEnglishNet Language Conference. Sponsored by The Sakhnin College for Teacher Education, The Department of English, Sakhnin, Israel.
Graziano, K. (2011). Inclusion, Exclusion, and Chatter: Multicultural Activities for the Classroom. Clark County School District Cross Culture Institute.
Graziano, K. (2011). Visuals and Voices: Students Enhancing the Curriculum to Promote Social Justice. A Blueprint for Action: Educating Minds, Removing Barriers Convention. Sponsored by the National Council on Educating Black Children Conference.
Graziano, K. (2011). College Students Views and Experiences with Student-Created Multimedia in the Curriculum. Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium. Sponsored by The California State University-led MERLOT Consortium and the Sloan-C Consortium.
Graziano, K. (2010). TESL Preparation: Lessons Learned from Studying and Teaching Online and Face-to-Face. Empowering Children and Youth: Equity, Multiculturally Responsive Teaching, and Achievement Gaps Conference. Sponsored by National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME). Las Vegas, NV.
Graziano, K. (2010). Active Learning in an Active Classroom: Resources and Strategies for Educators. National Substitute Teacher Alliance Conference. Sponsored by the National Substitute Teacher Alliance. Las Vegas, NV.
Graziano, K. (2009). Components of a college language acquisition course taught at an elementary professional development school. College Teaching and Learning Conference. Sponsored by the Clute Institute for Academic Research. Las Vegas, NV.
Graziano, K., Navarrete, L. (2008). Do I Have to Take a TESL Course? A Co-Teaching Approach to Developing Cultural Competence among Preservice Teachers. Presented at the Beyond Celebrating Diversity: ReACTivating the Equity and Social Justice Roots of Multicultural Education Conference. Sponsored by National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME). New Orleans, LA.
Graziano, K. (2008). Lingo Bingo: The Ebonics Edition. Sponsored by the California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE). San Jose, CA.

Other Information

Awards:
2012 Nevada System of Higher Education, Board of Regents Teaching Award
2008 Nevada State College iTeach Economic Development Award
2007 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Award
2006 Nevada State College iTeach Teaching Excellence Award
2006 City of Henderson and the Henderson Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Teacher Award
2006 Distinguished Educator Proclamation, City of Henderson, Nevada
2005 American Education Research Association (AERA) Scholar-Activist Award

International Experiences

1997 Lecturer, Charles University, Prague Czech Republic
2000 Researcher, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
2003 Researcher, Behind the Mask, Johannesburg, South Africa
2012 Visiting Fellow, University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
2012 Visiting Fellow, Marino Institute of Education, Dublin, Ireland
2012 Fulbright Specialist Grant, Sakhnin College, Sakhnin, Israel

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