Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
Biography for Dr. Janet Kien:
Walden instructor, May 2002 start date:
Elementary School Teacher (21 years of classroom experience with strong experience in teaching remedial readers); Teacher of Remedial Reading; Teacher of the Gifted in special gifted programs (including teaching Gifted Reading); Home-bound tutor for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders; Teacher of reading, basic skills; Teacher of Early Childhood Development with curriculum-development experience in child development, learning theories, and learning through the life span; Curriculum developer of early childhood education courses and involvement in Early Childhood Center; Researcher in integration of reading and technology; Researcher in the use of technology to improve academic achievement (including reading scores); Teacher of Adults (38 years of experience) with experience in adult learning and adult learning theory; Member and Participant of Professional Organizations: National Education Association (NEA); Illinois Education Association (IEA); International Reading Association (IRA) National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC); and International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE); Teacher and trainer online (certified online instructor with an advanced doctoral certificate in Teaching and Training Online); Post-graduate coursework in professional writing, educational technology and integration of technology with curriculum (including reading), multiple intelligences and learning theories, special education, and meeting the needs of diverse student bodies, etc.; Experience as mentor for doctoral students: dissertation chair in the Ed.D. program; Experience as Course Lead for two different programs, Masters in Elementary Reading and Literacy (MSERL) and Masters in Early Childhood Studies (MSECS); Experience as Portfolio Assessor n the MSED program; currently an instructor in Masters in Early Childhood Studies program (MSECS); Early Childhood Specialist; Diversity/Equity Educator. Interests: Dance and honoring/promoting diversity through the arts.