Kevin J. Graziano, Ed.D.
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. His teaching and research
interests include teacher education, secondary 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, and the 2005 American Education Research Association (AERA)
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 research studies with gay and lesbian youth
in South Africa. In 2012, Dr. Graziano completed two teacher
training fellowships at the University of the Sunshine Coast in
Queensland, Australia and the Marino Institute of Education in
Dublin, Ireland. In 2012, Dr. Graziano also received a Fulbright
Specialist grant to Sakhnin College in Sakhnin, Israel.
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 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
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 Education, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
B.A., Journalism, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Multicultural education; teacher education; secondary education; educational technology; teaching English as a second language; urban learning.
- Technology and Diverse Learners
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
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),
Graziano, K., & Litton, E. (2007). First Year Teachers and
Diversity: Teacher Research through Photography. Issues in Teacher Education, 16
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),
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.