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Dr. Joan E. Leichter Dominick

With twenty-six years of successful work in higher education, Dr. Joan E. Leichter Dominick is an award winning college educator with a professional history in the disciplines of Adult Education and Communication. Dr. Joan E. Leichter Dominick holds a Doctorate in Adult Education from the University of Georgia (1990) and Masters Degree (1975) and Bachelors Degree (1973) in Communication Arts and Sciences from Queens College, City University of New York. As a doctoral student, she was a University of Georgia Kellogg Fellow. Currently she is the Director of the Senior-Year Experience at Kennesaw State University. This program, which she designed during her tenure in the Governor's Teaching Fellowship Program 1996-1997, prepares seniors for their post-university experiences as productive national and global citizens.

Since joining Kennesaw State University in 1990, she has chaired the Communication Department, won the 1996 Distinguished Teaching and the 1996 Regent's Distinguished Professor of Teaching and Learning at the university. Her academic project for the 1996 Regent's Distinguished Professor of Teaching and Learning award was the design and implementation of a Presentation Technology Center to enhance the technology presentation skills of students across the campus. She now collaborates with the Presentation Technology Center facilitators in creating the innovative E-Portfolio Initiative for the college students in her KSU 4401: Senior Seminar and KSU 1101: First-Year Seminar based on her RACCE (Reflect + Assess + Collect + Connect + Express) College Student Portfolio Process, copyright 2002. Dr. Joan E. Leichter Dominick is the co-author of The Complete Graduate: A Workbook for College Seniors (Kendall Hunt, Second Edition 2003).

Dr. Joan E. Leichter Dominick was the recipient of The Department of University Studies Distinguished Scholarship Award 2003 and was a semi-finalist for the Kennesaw State University Distinguished Scholarship Award 2003. She has lead academic presentations locally, nationally, and internationally in the areas of student success, the college student e-portfolio process and its integral connection to the discipline of Communication, higher education, and global citizenship. Her academic teaching, scholarship, and service have the all-inclusive academic mission of creating the E-Portfolio: Passport to Global Citizenship, which triangulates student reflection and connection to society for a just and equitable world, the ultimate goal of higher education.


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