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Member Spotlight: Kathleen P. King

Dr. Kathleen P. KingTechnology and Innovation in Adult Learning - a 2018 TAA Textbook Excellence Award winnerTAA member Kathleen P. King is a Professor at the University of Central Florida, CEO of Transformation Education LLC, and both a textbook and academic author in the education, faculty development, and adult learning writing disciplines.

Her most recent publication, Technology and Innovation in Adult Learning published by Wiley/Jossey-Bass, is a 2018 Textbook Excellence Award (“Texty”) winner. She has published 32 books – 22 as author/co-author/editor and 10 as series editor.

What are you currently working on?
I am getting the word out about my newest book: Technology and Innovation in Adult Learning AND I am conducting two major research projects about (1) Authors’ identity development and transformative learning experiences and (2) The facilitating peer learning among students and faculty.

Share a recent accomplishment.
At our 2017 annual conference, I was honored to be named a member of the TAA Council of Fellows in recognition of my academic scholarship and my professional contributions to TAA. It is a remarkable experience to be recognized by my valued and accomplished peers.

What is your favorite textbook writing tip or strategy?
Based on the faculty writing workshops I lead, I believe “chunking” writing projects is a powerful productivity propellant! By dividing the enormous (and often overwhelming) tasks of researching and writing into small, manageable parts, we can proceed with greater efficiency and confidence!

What is your best TAA experience so far?
It is rewarding to work with faculty who seek to improve their writing and publishing. I greatly enjoy and appreciate not only leading energizing TAA faculty writing workshops at USA universities, but also meeting our members, and sharing the extraordinary value of our association with new members.