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Primary Affiliation:
  • California State University, Chancellor Office (Education, 4 Year/4 Year + Grad, CA, United States)

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Contact Information

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California State University, Office of the Chancellor
401 Golden Shore Drive
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States

Virtual Speakers Bureau

Member of VSB Since: Mar 17, 2016
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Fees Involved: No
Technical Formats: Chat, Conference Calls, Discussion Forums, Email, Face-To-Face, Instant Messaging, Online/Video Conferencing
Topics of Expertise: Instructional and academic technology polices, guidelines, implementations, and strategic planning. LMS and multiple technologies integrations. OER awareness, discovery, and adoption. Educational technology for credential teachers. Social media policies, etc. How to use advanced features of MERLOT.
Presentation Titles: Upon Request


  • German - speaking level (Advanced) - reading level (Advanced)

Skills & Interests

Education History

  • Doctor in Education Educational Leadership (05/2013)
    CSU Long Beach
  • M.S. Ed. Online Learning and Teaching (05/2005)
    CSU East Bay
  • Certificate Online Teaching Program (05/2000)
    UCLA Extension
  • M.A. Linguistics (05/1992)
    CSU Long Beach
  • B.A. German, Secondary Education, Religion (05/1984)
    Grove City College


  • Director, Affordable Learning Solutions (01/2014 - Current) CA State University, Office of the Chancellor
  • Director, Instructional Technology Support Services (03/2006 - 12/2013) CSU Long Beach
  • Project Manager and User Community Relations (03/2000 - 02/2006) WebCT
  • Online Instructor and Online Course Developer (06/1995 - 08/2002) Cerro Coso Online
  • Tenured ESL Professor (05/1995 - 01/2000) Fullerton College


  • Teri Yamada & Leslie Kennedy. (2014). IT Innovation: Best Practices and Institutional Change in Conference Paper
  • Leslie Kennedy. (2013). Exploring the Adoption of Instructional Technologies: The Mainstream Faculty. Proquest.


  • California Open Online Library (COOL4Ed)
    CA Open Online Library Project Director 07/2014 - Current
  • American Council on The Teaching of Foreign Languages
    Member 03/2014 - Current
  • California Open Education Resources Council (COERC)
    Co-Principal Investigator 01/2014 - Current
  • Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
    Member 03/2010 - Current
  • Educause
    Member 03/2000 - Current
  • Hostelling International
    Board Member & Life Member 03/1995 - Current

Honors and Awards

  • Friend of the Associated Student Association (03/2013)
  • Disabled Student Services Award (03/2012)

Teaching Experience

  • RGR 470 / 570 ( Current)
    CSU Long Beach - Incorporating technology into instruction
  • Introduction to Online Learning and Teaching (Winter 2005)
    Cerro Coso Community College - Online Teaching
    Developed and taught the intro to online learning and teaching course for the Online Learning and Teaching Certificate program at Cerro Coso Online - closely affiliated with the CA Virtual Campus project (2000-2005)
  • Managing on Online Course (Winter 2005)
    Cerro Coso Online - Online Teaching and Learning
  • ESL (Fall 1994)
    Fullerton College - ESL Advanced Composition
    From 1995 - 2000
  • German and English (Winter 1986)
    Institute auf dem Rosenberg - German and English
    From 1986 - 1989