Areas of Expertise
Educational policy, research in education, supervision of dissertations
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison 1982 Educational Administration
M.A. University of Michigan 1970 English Education
B.A. Wartburg College (Iowa) 1965 English
2004-present Professor, Department of Leadership, Counseling, and Instructional Technology, College of Education and Human Services, University of North Florida; senior research associate, Florida Institute of Education
1995-2004 Dean and Acting Dean (1995-1997), College of Education and Human Services, University of North Florida
1994-1995 Acting Associate Dean, College of Education and Human Services, University of North Florida
1988-1994 Associate Professor/Professor of Educational Leadership and Chair, Division of Educational Services and Research, University of North Florida
1982-1988 Assistant/Associate Professor, Administration and Supervision, University of Nebraska at Omaha
1979-1981 Project Assistant, Wisconsin Center for Education Research and Department Educational Administration, University of Wisconsin-Madison
1970-1979 English teacher, Ripon Senior High School High School, Ripon, Wisconsin
1967-1970 English and journalism teacher, West Junior High School, Ypsilanti, Michigan
1965-1966 English teacher, Lincoln High School, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Recipient of the 2010 EVE (Education, Volunteerism, and Employment) award in Education
Presented by the Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, Florida
CURRENT PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS
American Educational Research Association, Member of Division A and Division L
Jacksonville Community Council, Inc.
Grants and Contracts Awarded
FUNDED GRANTS AND CONTRACTS
2009-present Co-principal investigator, Next Generation initiative, funded for approximately $600,000 over three years through the Andrew A. Robinson Chair in Education and Economic Development, College of Education and Human Services, University of North Florida.
1998-2004 Principal Investigator, Urban Teacher Residency Partnership, funded for $200,000 in state appropriation in Year 1 and through a $250,000 Florida Department of Education grant annually in the three subsequent years for a total of over $1.1 million.
1998-1999 Grant Coordinator, Partnership for Accessing Educational Resources, funded for $250,000 through Technology Research and Development Authority
1998-2000 Professional Development School Partnership with Andrew Jackson High School, Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, $125,000
1997 Co-project Coordinator, AmeriCorps Project, funded for $151,700 through the Florida Commission on Community Service
1995-1997 Co-principal Investigator, Jacksonville Urban Educational Partnership, $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, University of North Florida
Publications & Presentations
Herrington, C. D., & Kasten, K. (2000). Florida 2001: Educational policy alternatives. Jacksonville, FL: Andrew A. Robinson Chair in Educational Policy and Economic Development, University of North Florida.
Ashbaugh, C. R., & Kasten, K. L. (1995). Educational leadership: Case studies for reflective practice (2nd ed.). New York: Longman. With Instructor’s Guide. [First edition 1991]
Marshall, C., & Kasten, K. L. (1994). Administrative socialization: Case studies of entry, equity, and endurance. Newbury Park, CA: Corwin Press.
Selected Refereed Articles and Book Chapters
Kasten, K. L., & Buckley-Van Hoek, S. (2008). Tracking changes in the learner-centered beliefs of candidates in an urban-focused teacher preparation program. Teacher Education and Practice, 21(3), 260-264.
Kasten, K., & McDavis, R. J. (2005). Building capacity for teaching and learning in Florida. In Educational accountability and assessment in Florida: Informing the debate. Jacksonville: Florida Institute of Education, University of North Florida.
Ashbaugh, C. R., & Kasten, K. L. (1993). Education of the reflective school leader. Journal of School Leadership, 3, 152-164.
Kasten, K. L. (1991). Readiness Scale—Self Rating and Manager Rating forms. In D. J. Keyser & Ro. C. Sweetland (Eds.). Test critiques Vol. VIII (pp. 603-606). Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.
Kasten, K. L., & Ashbaugh, C. R. (1991). The place of values in superintendents' work. Journal of Educational Administration, 29(3), 54-66.
Kasten, K., L., Short, P. M., & Jarmin, H. (1989). Self-managing groups and the professional lives of teachers: A case study. Urban Review, 21(2), 63-80.
Wehry, S., Kasten, K., Cosgrove, M., Fountain, C., & Wood, J. (2010). Effectiveness of the Early Learning Model (ELLM) with instructional support. Research policy brief. Jacksonville, FL: University of North Florida, Florida Institute of Education. Available at http://www.unf.edu/dept/fie/PDF%20Folder/ELLM-Plus%20Policy%20Brief%202010.pdf
Yarger, S. J., & Kasten, K. (2001). Alternative teacher certification: A position paper. Boca Raton: Florida Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
RECENT PAPERS PRESENTED
Kasten, K., & Wehry, S. (2010, May). School readiness as an indicator of child well-being: A longitudinal case study. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.
Wehry, S., Kasten, K., & Fountain, C. (2008, March). Using Florida school readiness measures at the classroom, neighborhood, and community levels. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York.
Cosgrove, M., Fountain, C., Kasten, K., & Wehry, S. (2007, April). Examining the sustained effects of an early literacy curriculum and instructional support system using a randomized field trial. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago.
Jacobs, C. S., Kasten, K., & Daniel, L. G. (2006, April). A cost-benefit analysis of NCATE accreditation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco.
Cosgrove, M., Fountain, C., Wehry, S., Wood, J., with Kasten, K. ((2006, April). Randomized field trial of an early literacy curriculum and instructional support system. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco.