Teaching & Facilitation

Kent’s teaching experience spans graduate, professional, undergraduate, secondary, and clinical educational settings. At the graduate level, Kent has been a teaching assistant for courses in Information Behavior in the field of Information Science and a guest lecturer for graduate courses in Qualitative Research Methods for both Information Science and Biomedical and Health Informatics. As a Ph.D. student, Kent developed a distance education research methods course designed for masters students enrolled in Library and Information Science programs. At the professional level, Kent has tought workshops in evaluation to library and information science professionals. In addition, he regularly trains clinicians in telemedicine and ehealth technologies in five Pacific Northwest states. Most recently, he has presented at CME events for clinicians being trained to prescribe buprenorphine. At the undergraduate level, Kent has developed and taught a technology literacy course for a community-based degree completion program Governor’s State University. Kent designed the course for non-traditional students from critical need neighborhoods with little core technical knowledge outside of exposure to consumer electronics and the Internet. At the secondary level, Kent developed and taught courses in math and computer science at Latino Youth Alternative High School in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. These courses were designed to meet the needs of high school students who had dropped out of public school but desired a second chance to achieve their high school diplomas. Through the Chicago Teacher's Center, Kent also developed and taughted an 8 week course in computer science to at-risk, urban youth.

Projects & Collaborations

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Personal Health
Information Management
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Catalyzing Social Support During Cancer Care
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Founding Director (1995 - 2000) of Erie Technology Center, a community technology center (CTC) providing technology services to critical-need immigrant populations in Chicago within Erie Neighborhood House (a Settlement House founded in 1897) read more >