Dr. Kevin Graziano received his doctorate in International and
Multicultural Education with a minor in Digital Media and Learning
from the University of San Francisco. Dr. Graziano is an associate
professor of education at Nevada State College in Henderson,
Nevada. His teaching and research interests include teacher
education, educational technology, and teaching English as a second
Dr. Graziano encourages students to make critical decisions that
affect their lives and the world around them, learn leadership
responsibilities, become independent and creative, and develop
practical skills to analyze and transform systems and
Dr. Graziano received the 2012 Nevada System of Higher Education,
Board of Regents' Teaching Award, the 2008 Nevada State
College iTeach Economic Development Award, the 2006 Nevada State
College iTeach Teaching Excellence Award, the 2006 City of
Henderson and Henderson Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Teaching
Award, the 2007 National Institute for Staff and Organizational
Development (NISOD) Excellence Award, and the 2005 American
Education Research Association (AERA) Scholar-Activist Award.
In 1997, Dr. Graziano taught English as a Second Language at
Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. In 2000 and 2003, Dr.
Graziano completed two participatory research studies with gay and
lesbian youth in South Africa. In 2012, Dr. Graziano was awarded
two teacher-training fellowships. The first fellowship was to the
University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia where he
worked with teachers from Indigenous schools in Australia and
Papua, Indonesia. The second fellowship was to the Marino Institute
of Education (MIE), an associated college of the University of
Dublin, Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland where he provided
professional development to teacher education faculty from five
Catholic universities including, The Church of Ireland College of
Education, Mary Immaculate College, St. Patrick's College,
Froebel College of Education, and the Marino Institute of Education
(The University Dublin, Trinity College).
In 2012, Dr. Graziano received a Fulbright Specialist grant to
Sakhnin College in Sakhnin, Israel. As a Fulbright scholar, Dr.
Graziano trained Arab, mainly Muslim, faculty and students on
participatory action research, educational technology, and
photovoice, the use of documentary photography and storytelling, as
a research methodology and teaching strategy.
Dr. Graziano continues to publish journal articles and book
chapters on teaching and learning and routinely speaks at regional,
national, and international education conferences. His recent
publications include The everyday realities of Palestinian college
students living and studying in Israel: A photovoice study (in
press), International Journal of Progressive Education, Co-Teaching
in a College Classroom: Collaboration, Compromise, and Creativity
in Issues in Teacher Education, Creating Student-Generated
Multimedia: Benefits and Challenges for Teacher Education in
Excellence in Education Journal, and Working with English Language
Learners: Preservice Teachers and Photovoice in the International
Journal of Multicultural Education.
Dr. Graziano's work in the classroom and community has
been featured in local newspapers and magazines such as the
Henderson Home News, El Mundo Newspaper, and Meet the Neighbor in
the Las Vegas Zip Code Magazine.
When Dr. Graziano is not teaching, he enjoys traveling, foreign
films, writing, spending time with his family on the east coast
(Connecticut), swimming, and the outdoors.