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Rob Kadel, Ph.D.


Email: Rob Kadel 

Office Hours
Teaches online, please contact by email for an appointment.

Areas of Expertise

Rob Kadel teaches primarily online for the Sociology Department, which dovetails nicely with his position as a Research Scientist in the Pearson Center for eLearning. Rob’s work for the last four years has centered on how to make online courses better experiences for both instructors and learners. He is also a strong advocate for social learning and social media in education. 

Education & Degrees

Ph.D., Sociology, Emory University, 1998
M.A., Sociology, Emory University,  1995
B.A., Economics, Eckerd College, 1993


Dr. Rob Kadel is a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology. He regularly teaches the Sociology of Education and other courses online in the eCollege system, leveraging the expertise from his full-time position as an Academic Trainer & Consultant for Pearson eCollege. In that role, Rob trains faculty members at colleges and universities around the country on how to teach effectively online, engaging students through the use of collaborative work, multimedia, and Web 2.0 tools. Rob also presents regularly at national conferences on the use of "videocast" lectures in online courses and the use of electronic texts ("eBooks") in higher education.

Prior to his teaching and training roles, Rob owned his own research and evaluation firm specializing in educational technology programs. He is also a semi-regular columnist for the International Society for Technology in Education’s monthly journal, Learning & Leading with Technology.

Select Publications

Kadel, R. (2010). "Data-Driven Decision Making — Not just a buzz word." Learning & Leading with Technology. Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education, May, 18 - 21.

Araji, S., Kadel, R., Flaming, K., Fomby, P., & Anderson, R. (2009). Tracking sex offenders who resided at Crossroads Homeless Shelter in Denver: Evaluation of iris scanning system for tracking sex offenders; demographic descriptions of sex offenders; and assessment of community risk due to closing of Crossroads. U.S. Department of Justice, SMART Office Award No. 2008-DD-BX-0023. Denver, CO: Denver Police Department.

Kadel, R. (2009) "Statistics for success. The best of learning & leading with technology" Selections from volumes 31-35. Roland, J., Ed. Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education.

Kadel, R. (2008). "Technology and student achievement — the indelible link." Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education.

Kadel, R. (2006). "Ethics meet effectiveness (Parts I & II). Learning & leading with technology." Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education, Oct, 37 - 38, & Nov, 36 - 37.

Courses Taught

SOCY 3050: Sociology of Education
SOCY 3300: Advanced Social Problems
SOCY 4340: Juvenile Delinquency