Jeffrey M Kenton

Associate Professor

Jeffrey M Kenton

Contact Info

Hawkins Hall, Room 102E


Ph.D Education, Specialization in Curriculum and Instructional Technology, Iowa State University, 2002

MS Education, Specialization in Curriculum and Instructional Technology, Iowa State University, 1997

BA Biological Sciences with a minor emphasis in German, University of Iowa, 1993

Areas of Expertise

Accreditation, Assessment, Information Search, Instructional Technology, Metacognition


Dr. Kenton received his Ph.D. in Education (Curriculum and Instructional Technology) from Iowa State University in 2002. He joined the faculty of the then-Reading, Special Education and Instructional Technology (RSET) Department in August 2002.

From 2009-2016, he served as the Assistant Dean in the College of Education, coordinating preparations for the 2014 joint MSDE/NCATE Accreditation visit. This work involved collecting, managing and distributing information for use in various institutional, state and federal reports. He coordinated the College of Education's Graduate Programs and served as the College's liaison in many technological matters, including supervising the College's Education Innovations lab, and the College's Web Information Architect.

Since 2016, Dr. Kenton has returned to the classroom, teaching courses at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels. His primary teaching interests are in Assessment, Learning Theories, Technology Integration and its effects on Learning and Society, and; Online Learning.

His research interests include: Assessment and Accreditation; Instructional technology integration (especially using interactive technologies); Metacognition and self-directed learning; Information literacy and information fluency, and; the use of non-written feedback in online learning environments.


Blummer, B. & Kenton, J.M. (Under Review). Project management in academic libraries. Library Management.

Blummer, B. & Kenton, J.M. (2019). Academic libraries’ outreach efforts: Identifying themes in the literature. Public Services Quarterly, 15 (3) 179-204.

Blummer, B. & Kenton, J.M. (2019). Big data and libraries: Identifying themes in the literature. Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 23 (1-2), 15-40. DOI: 10.1080/10875301.2018.1524337

Blummer, B., & Kenton, J. M. (2018). Academic libraries and student learning outcomes. Performance Measurement & Metrics, 19(1), 75–87.

Blummer, B. & Kenton, J.M. (2018) A systematic review of e-books in academic libraries: Access, advantages, and usage, New Review of Academic Librarianship, 26(1), 79-109 DOI: 10.1080/13614533.2018.1524390

Wertman, L., Campbell, C.J. Blummer, B. and Kenton, J. M. (2018). Optimizing Library Services -  International Students and Academic Libraries: Identifying Themes in the Literature from 2001 to the Present. Against the Grain, 30(2) DOI: