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Janice Kempster, Ph.D. - Dean of Distance Learning & Academic Affairs
220 Grove Ave.
Prescott, AZ 86301
Academic Statement (Return to top)
As an educator, Jan focuses on creating access and opportunity for learners. Her focus includes creating accessible courses in live and online environments and utilizing technology in ways that enhance learning. She applies her fifteen years of higher education teaching and technology experiences to assist Prescott College students and faculty with their learning needs. As an administrator, Jan utilizes servant leadership strategies to foster collaborative decision-making among colleagues. Jan's work in Academic Affairs keeps her involved in all of the programs offered at Prescott College.
Background & Experience
Research (Return to top)
Jan’s doctoral dissertation at Colorado State University explores how the organizational cultures of higher education institutions have an impact on women’s abilities to negotiate those cultures and advance within them. Specifically she surveyed female mid-managers in Nevada's community colleges to determine how they defined the organizational culture of their institutions and whether or not their definitions related to their advancement histories.
Education (Return to top)
Ph.D., Education and Human Resource Studies, Colorado State University (2008)
M.A., English - Creative Writing, Northern Arizona University (1997)
B.S., English Literature, Lewis-Clark State College (1993)
Expertise (Return to top)
Academic Involvement at Prescott College (Return to top)
Areas of Study