Corey McKenna, Ph.D. Publishes Research Project

Friday, April 1, 2011

Corey McKenna, Ph.D., has been busy. The associate professor of education and director of PLNU’s MAT multiple subject program published “Learning by Doing: A Constructivist approach

to Assessment and Collaborative Action Research Through the Lens of Professional Learning Communities” in the National Social Science Association Journal (2011) and presented on the
same topic at the association’s annual conference in Las Vegas in April.

He also presented on “How assessment and action research were used in preparing MAT candidates in the School of Education” at the Western Assessment Conference on March 18 at CSU Fullerton. McKenna received a $2,000 faculty alumni grant for his next research project, which will focus on the effects of exercise and academic achievement in elementary, middle, and high school students.

On a personal note, he was named USA Triathlon National Athlete of the Month for December 2010. In February 2011, he was named a member of the Team CF (cystic fibrosis) cycling team, which has special significance to McKenna because his wife has CF.