Jeffrey M Kenton


Jeffrey M Kenton

Contact Info

Psychology Building, Room 200D
Office hours by appointment


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 University of Iowa, 1993

Areas of Expertise

Accreditation, Assessment, Information Search, Instructional Technology, Metacognition, Secondary Data Analysis


Dr. Kenton received his Ph.D. in Education (Curriculum and Instructional Technology) from Iowa State University in 2002 and joined the COE faculty 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. 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's effects on learning and society and online learning.

Research Interests

His research interests include assessment and accreditation; instructional technology integration and interaction; metacognition and self-directed learning; information literacy and information fluency; the use of non-written feedback in online learning environments, and; secondary data analysis.


Kenton, J. M. (2023, April 14). If I missed you, please leave a note in the chat. Faculty Focus. Retrieved from

Blummer, B. & Kenton, J.M. (2020) 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

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. doi: