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68 Kenneth Owen McCullough

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December 5, 1934 -


 



 

Personal Data

Born: December 5, 1934 in Massachusetts

Dropped out of school at 14

Married with three sons

 

Education

B.A., History and English, University of Miami

M.A., American Studies, Stetson University

PhD., Adult Education and Social Psychology, Florida State University, 1973

Post Doctoral Studies, Psychology and Education Administration

 

Employment

1962-66

Teacher, Miami Norland High School, Miami, FL

1966-69

Head Teacher, Social Studies Department, Miami Killian Senior High School, Miami, FL

1969-72

Co-Director of Adult Basic Education Training, Georgia Department of Education, Atlanta, GA.

1972-73

Principal Investigator, Educational Professional Services, Fayetteville, AR

1969-73

Instructor, English; Chairman of Writing Instruction, Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee, FL

1972-73

Assistant Professor, Adult Education, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

1973-87

Professor, Adult Education; Coordinator, Graduate Program, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

1992

Adjunct Professor, Corporate Learning Institute, Vanderbilt University 

1987-93

Executive Director, Adult and Community Education, Office of the Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Education, Nashville, TN

1993-

Project Director, Tennessee Reporting and Improvement Management System (TRIMS), University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

1994-

Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Tennessee Board of Regents

 

 

Awards and Honors

1986 Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International

1990 National Workplace Literacy Award

1992 Governor’s Award for Service to Tennessee

1993 Tennessee Senate Resolution of Appreciation for Service to Tennessee

American Cancer Society, 3 honor citations

Teacher of the Year--3 times

Full Scholarship--Stetson University

 

 

Membership-Professional Organizations

President, 1993-94, American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE); member since 1969

Member, Board of Directors, American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 1987-                                                  

Associate Editor, Adult Learning, 1990-93

President, University of Tennessee, Tennessee Education Association, 1977-78

Member, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society 1971-

 

Publications

1981

The role of community colleges.  American Association of Community and Junior Colleges.

1982

Functional illiteracy in Latin America.  Superior Council of the Interamericana Federation of Adult Education.  Tallahassee, FL. 

1980

Analyzing the evolving structure of adult education.  In J. Peters (Ed.), Building an effective adult education enterprise.  San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

1981

Adult basic education instructional strategies: Their design and improvement.  Outlook for the 80’s: Adult literacy.  Washington, DC: Dingle Associates.

1985

Different approaches needed in adult basic education.  1(1).

1986

A commitment to literacy.  Volunteer Literacy, 1(3)

1991

Tennessee’s one-room-drop-in-school.  Adult Learning, 2(6).

1991

Leadership, a state perspective.  Adult Learning, 3(3).

1993

Technology: Decades old and still growing!  Adult Learning, 4(3).

1993

What does a grade level mean?  Adult Learning, 4(3).

 

 

Professional Interest Areas

National and International work in adult literacy programs and basic education programs

 

 

 

Major Contributions to Adult Education

After appointment as Tennessee's Executive Director of Adult Education in 1987, he designed the first sequenced, three-level statewide program which adults could progress within, starting from the lowest levels of literacy instruction and culminating with courses in pre-college math, reading, and writing. This program became a national model. In addition, he designed and implemented the nation's first housing project centers which served children and adults six days a week from mid-morning to early evening. This concept, too, is now replicated throughout the U.S. In 1989, under his leadership, Tennessee became the first state to establish a state literacy resource center to house, develop, and distribute adult basic education curriculum materials, produce research monographs, and conduct teacher training.

 

 

 Additional Resources

McCullough, K.O.  (1994).  Curricula Vitae

 

International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame. (1996).  Ken McCullough. Retrieved on June 22, 2008.  From: http://www.halloffame.outreach.ou.edu/1996/mccullou.html

 

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Photo Gallery

    

 

 

 

Interesting Facts

He was active in the parent associations of the AAACE from 1969 to 1982, when AAACE was established and was President in 1993-1994. He has since expanded his adult education activity to business and industry organizations and associations.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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