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Christine Kunkel

Adams Library (AL)
(401) 456-9624
ckunkel@ric.edu

Academic Background

Ph.D. 2003, Indiana University: Curriculum Studies, Educational Leadership

MS 1988, Indiana University, Purdue University of Indianapolis (IUPUI): Secondary Education

BS 1983, Pennsylvania State University: Health and Physical Education

Courses Taught

LEAD 500 - Developing Leaders for Learning
LEAD 501 – Developing Inquiry for Reflective Leadership
LEAD 502 - Building Connections: External Contexts of Leadership
LEAD 503 - Building Connections in Diverse Contexts
LEAD 504 – Leading Learning I: Planning, Instruction, Assessment
LEAD 505 – Leading Learning II: Collaboration, Supervision, Technology
LEAD 507 - Leading Change: Challenges, Capacity, Transformation
LEAD 511 – Leadership Internship I
LEAD 580 – Issues in Educational Leadership
P507 - Assessment in Schools (IUPUI)

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor: Rhode Island College (current)
Summer Faculty: Harvard University GSE Project Zero Classroom (current)
Adjunct Professor: Indiana University, Purdue University of Indianapolis (current)
Principal: Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) Key Learning Community
Assistant Principal: IPS Key Learning Community
Student Success Coordinator: IPS Key Learning Community
Middle School Science Teacher: Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS)
Basketball, Softball, Volleyball and Cross Country Coach

Research Interests

Multiple Intelligences
Authentic Curriculum/Authentic Assessment
Progressive Education
Urban Education
Student Leadership Development
Educational Leadership
Historical Perspectives on Leadership
Organizational Theory and the Learning Organization
Educational Policy

Current Research Projects

"Study in Conversion of a 3-Year Principal Preparation Program to a 2-Year Program." (Completed 2011)
“Leadership Academy Development.” (Completed 2011)
“Investigating Indicators of Success in Graduates of a Progressive, Urban Public High School.” (Current Focus)

Publications

Kunkel, C.D. (2009). The world’s first multiple intelligences school: The story of the Key Learning Community. In H. Gardner, J Chen & S. Moran (Eds.), Multiple Intelligences around the World. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Kunkel, C.D. (2009). Schooling built on multiple intelligences. The School Administrator. 66(2). 24-25.

Kunkel, C.D. (2007). The power of Key: Celebrating 20 years of innovation at the Key Learning Community. Phi Delta Kappan, 89(03), 204-209.

Kunkel, C.D. (2005). Leadership development in a K-12 multiple intelligences program. ASCD Multiple Intelligences Network: IntelligenceConnections. 12(3).

Kunkel, C. D. (2003). A study of community participation and leadership development in an urban public school. Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume 65/02, 175. (UMI No. 3122704)

Presentations

INVITED PRESENTATIONS


Kunkel, C.D. (2013). “Using a Multiple Intelligences Curriculum as a Vehicle for Deep Learning and Maximum Student Success.” Harvard University GSE, Project Zero Classroom, Cambridge, MA, July 22-26, 2013.

Kunkel, C.D. (2013). “Hickory Flat Charter Elementary Multiple Intelligence Adventure.” Presentation to entire faculty at Hickory Flat Charter Elementary. McDonough, GA, July 8, 2013.

Kunkel, C.D. (2012). “Using a Multiple Intelligences Curriculum as a Vehicle for Deep Learning and Maximum Student Success.” Harvard University GSE, Project Zero Classroom, Cambridge, MA, July 23-27, 2012.

Kunkel, C.D. (2010). “The Learning Organization of the Key Learning Community.” Presentation to Key Staff and guest attendees, The Key Institute. Key Learning Community, Indianapolis, Indiana, October 12, 2010.

Kunkel, C.D. (2010). “Multiple Intelligences Update: Status of MI in US Public Schools.” Panel Discussion Participant at MI-SIG Business Meeting at AERA Annual Meeting in Denver, CO. May 2, 2010.

Kunkel, C.D. (2009). “True Reform Practices at Key Learning Community,” Teleconference presentation to “Instructional Methods” class: EDUC 530, Point Park University. Pittsburgh, PA, October 31, 2009.

Kunkel, C.D. (2009). “Cultivate Multiple Intelligences,” Presentation to educators and grass roots community leaders, Create West Virginia, Huntington, WV, October 19, 2009.

Kunkel, C.D. & Hoeltke, B. (2009). “Innovative Practices at Key Learning Community: Flow,” 2-Day Consultation, Thomas Jefferson Institute, Queretaro, Mexico, March 30-31, 2009.

Kunkel, C.D. (2009). “Educational Practices at Key Learning Community,” Full Day Graduate Seminar for Residential Leadership Series: EDAD 692, Ball State University, Indianapolis, Indiana Campus, February 28, 2009.

Kunkel, C.D., Hoeltke, B., Sahm, K., and Williams, G. (2008). “One-Day Seminar on Multiple Intelligences (presented to South India Education and Business Community),”Inventure Academy, Bangalore, India, July 1, 2008.

Kunkel, C.D., Hoeltke, B., Sahm, K., and Williams, G. (2008). “Key Learning Community Institute,” Inventure Academy, Bangalore, India, June 28-30, 2008.

Kunkel, C.D. (2008). “The History of Key Learning Community, and How a Multiple Intelligences Curriculum Affects Educational Practices,” Thomas Jefferson Institute, Mexico City, Mexico, February 15, 2008.

Kunkel, C.D. (2007). “A Framework for the Learning Organization at KLC,” Congreso Internacional de Inteligencias Multiples, Colegio Montserrat, Barcelona, Spain, May 6, 2007.

Kunkel, C.D., Schenk, S., Lonnemann, H.B., and Lively, B. (2007) “Maintaining a Progressive and Authentic Multiple Intelligences Program in a Test-Crazed World,” AERA International Conference– Chicago, Illinois, April, 12, 2007.

Kunkel, C.D. (2005). “Using a Multiple Intelligences Curriculum in Student Leadership Development,” (invitation by AERA SIG: MI: Theory and Practice). AERA International Conference– Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 14, 2005.

Bolaños, P. and Kunkel, C.D. (1997). “Focus on Assessment,” North Dakota ASCD Special Presentation, Fargo, North Dakota. June 26-27, 1997.

Eltzroth, J. and Kunkel, C.D. (1996). “Multiple Intelligences Workshop: The Theory and Practice at Key Learning Community,” Boise State University, Idaho Education Association and Boise School District, Boise, Idaho – June 25-26, 1996.

Kunkel, C.D. (1995). “Progressive Methodology in Education.” Leadership Identification and Development (LID) Program, Indianapolis Public Schools, October, 1995.

Tribble, H. and Kunkel, C.D. (1995). “The Key School/Key Renaissance School and uses of Multiple Intelligences.” Teachers Academy for Mathematics and Science (TAMS), Chicago, Illinois, April 6, 1995.

Kunkel, C.D. (1995). “Alternatives to Lecture.” Indianapolis Public School 110, Summer Retreat, August, 1995.

Kunkel, C.D. (1995) “Assessment in Key Middle School,” presentation in J630 class at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, September, 1995

Kunkel, C.D. (1994). “Progressive Methodology in Education.” Leadership Identification and Development (LID) Program, Indianapolis Public Schools, October, 1994.

NON-REFERRED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS


Kunkel, C.D. & Meixell, M. (2013). “Curricular Reform in University Business Programs: A Multi-Disciplinary Review of the Literature.” DSI 2013, Baltimore, MD, November 17, 2013.

Kunkel, C.D. (2013). “Indicators of Success in Graduates of a Progressive, Urban, Public School – The Final Report.” FSEHD Annual Conference, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI, March 23, 2013.

Kunkel, C.D. (2012). “Investigating Indicators of Success in Graduates of a Progressive, Urban Public High School, Part II: The Profile Study Data –Poster Session.” NEERO Annual Conference, Portsmouth, NH, May 2-4, 2012.

Kunkel, C.D. (2012). “Investigating Measures of Accountability in K-12 Schools.” FSEHD Annual Conference, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI, April 21, 2012.

Kunkel, C.D. (2011). “Investigating indicators of success in graduates of a progressive, urban public high school – Research in Progress Roundtable.” NEERO Annual Conference, New Bedford, MA, April 28, 2011.

Kunkel, C.D., Seaver, D., Calwell, K., Scott, P., Lively, B. (1997). “Key Learning Community: Theory to Reality.” NMSA National Convention, National Middle School Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, October, 1997.

Kunkel, C.D., Calwell, K., Scott, P., Lively, and Brown, K. (1996). “Key Learning Community: Theory to Reality.” NMSA National Convention, National Middle School Association, Baltimore, Maryland, October, 1996.

Kunkel, C.D., Seaver, D., Calwell, K., Scott, P. and Gwaltney, N. (1995). “Key Learning Community: Theory to Reality.” NMSA National Convention, National Middle School Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, October, 1995.

Barnes, P. and Kunkel, C.D. (1989). “Alternatives to Lecture,” Indiana State Teachers Association Fall Conference, Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN, October, 1989.

LOCALLY ORGANIZED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS


Key Institute (2003-2009) – Institute Director, Key Presenter (3-Day Institute)
Topics presented on organizational learning, use of cognitive developmental continuum in Key Assessment System and the “Key Learning Community Theory to Reality” Educational Framework, Key Learning Community, Indianapolis, Indiana, held annually and internationally attended.


“Key Learning Community –Celebrating 20 Years of Educational Innovation” (2007).
Event Director and MC for evening and school day event. Arranged for honored guest Keynote Speakers: Howard Gardner, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and David Henry Feldman, May 30, 2007.

Key Institute (1994-2002) – Key Presenter (4-Day Institute)
Topics presented:
•“Curriculum/assessment in logical-mathematical intelligence”
•“Competition vs. collaboration in educational setting”
• “Opportunities for Service and Leadership”
•“School Compact”
•“Thriving in a Non-Competitive Environment”
•“Student Leadership Development”
Key Learning Community, Indianapolis, Indiana, held annually.

Advisor for which Programs

M.Ed. LEAD Program

Professional Licenses and Certifications

K-12 School Administrator License
K-12 Physical Education Educator License
5-12 Health Education Educator License
5-12 General Science Educator License

Professional Organizations

American Educational Research Association
National Association for Secondary School Principals
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Phi Delta Kappa

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