Kevin J. Graziano, Ed.D.
Adjunct Faculty, Digital Technologies for Teaching and Learning
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 a 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 problems.
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. Additionally, Dr. Graziano is co-chair of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education's (AACTE) Innovation and Technology Committee and will be come chair of the committee for 2015 (March)-2016.
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 the 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.
Ed.D., International and Multicultural Education, University of San Francisco
M.S., Counseling, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
B.A., Journalism, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Teacher education; educational technology; teaching English as a second language.
- Technology and Diverse Learners
Graziano, K. (2014). The everyday realities of Palestinian
college students living and studying in Israel: A photovoice study.
International Journal of Progressive Education, 10(1) 32-45.
Graziano, K. (2012). Creating Student-Generated Multimedia:
Benefits and Challenges for Teacher Education. Excellence in Education Journal, 1(1), 6-28.
Graziano, K., & Navarrete, L. (2012). Co-Teaching in a College
Classroom: Collaboration, Compromise, and Creativity. Issues in Teacher Education, 21(1), 109-126.
Graziano, K. (2011). Working with English Language Learners:
Preservice Teachers and Photovoice. International Journal of Multicultural Education, 13(1), 1-19.
Graziano, K., & Herren, C, (2009). Students as Researchers: A
Photographic Approach to Teaching High School Economics. In E.
Litton, & S. Martin (Eds.), >Justice, Care, and Diversity:
Addressing the Needs of All Students in Catholic Secondary
Schools. National Catholic Educational Association
Graziano, K. (2008). Walk the talk: Connecting critical pedagogy
and practice in teacher education. Teaching Education, 19(2), 153-163.
Graziano, K., & Litton, E. (2007). First Year Teachers and
Diversity: Teacher Research through Photography. Issues in Teacher Education, 16(1), 1-13.
Graziano, K. (June 2007). Teachers as Generators of Text: Action
Research and Teacher Preparation. In, K. Murtadha, R. Helfenbein,
& M. Wineburg (Eds.), Democracy and Civic Engagement:
Implications for Teacher Preparation and a National Agenda for
Inquiry. American Association of State Colleges and
Graziano, K. (2005). Reflections from university students in a
South African gay and lesbian society. International Journal for the
Advancement of Counselling, (27)2, 299-310.
Katz, S., Kyuchukov, H., & Graziano, K. (2005). The complexity
of language issues in school desegregation: Case studies of Latino
students in the United States and Roma students in Bulgaria. In R.
Hoosain, & F. Salili (Eds.), Language in Multicultural
Education. Greenwich, Connecticut: Information Age
Graziano, K. (2004). Coming out on a South African university
campus: Adaptations of gay men and lesbians. Society in Transition, 35(2), 273-286.
Graziano, K. (2004). Oppression and resiliency in a post-apartheid
South Africa: Unheard voices of black gay men and lesbians. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 10(3), 302-316.