Member Profile

Leslie Kennedy

Leslie Kennedy


Leslie Kennedy is an author of materials Leslie Kennedy is a member of the Virtual Speakers Bureau



Virtual Speakers Bureau


  • California Open Online Library (COOL4Ed)
    CA Open Online Library Project Director 07/2014 – Current
  • American Council on The Teaching of Foreign Languages
    Member 03/2014 – Current
  • California Open Education Resources Council (COERC)
    Co-Principal Investigator 01/2014 – Current

Education History

  • Doctor in Education Educational Leadership (05/2013)
    CSU Long Beach
  • M.S. Ed. Online Learning and Teaching (05/2005)
    CSU East Bay
  • Certificate Online Teaching Program (05/2000)
    UCLA Extension


  • Teri Yamada & Leslie Kennedy. (2014). IT Innovation: Best Practices and Institutional Change in Conference Paper.
  • Leslie Kennedy. (2013). Exploring the Adoption of Instructional Technologies: The Mainstream Faculty. Proquest.

Teaching Experience

  • RGR 470 / 570 (Current)
    • CSU Long Beach – Incorporating technology into instruction
  • Introduction to Online Learning and Teaching (Winter 2005)
    • Cerro Coso Community College – Online Teaching
    • Developed and taught the intro to online learning and teaching course for the Online Learning and Teaching Certificate program at Cerro Coso Online - closely affiliated with the CA Virtual Campus project (2000-2005)
  • Managing on Online Course (Winter 2005)
    • Cerro Coso Online – Online Teaching and Learning


  • German
    • Speaking level: Advanced
    • Reading level: Advanced

Honors & Awards

  • Friend of the Associated Student Association (03/2013)
  • Disabled Student Services Award (03/2012)



  • Director, Affordable Learning Solutions (01/2014 – Current) CA State University, Office of the Chancellor
  • Director, Instructional Technology Support Services (03/2006 – 12/2013) CSU Long Beach
  • Project Manager and User Community Relations (03/2000 – 02/2006) WebCT