Kenna Vowell


As a PhD candidate in Educational Leadership and Administration at Mississippi State University, I am passionate about advancing the field of education through research, teaching, and service. My dissertation focuses on the impact of organizational culture on online teaching.

Before moving to my current role as a faculty member at MSU, I was an instructional designer where I collaborated with faculty and staff to design, develop, and deliver high-quality online courses and programs. I applied the principles of instructional design, accessibility, quality assurance, and learner-centered pedagogy to create engaging and effective learning experiences. I led and contributed to multiple projects, from redesigning our collection of resources to developing training and academic programs. I also developed and facilitated workshops and webinars on various topics related to online teaching and learning. As a faculty member, I am leading the charge to create innovate, high-quality programs and courses in our new college, the College of Professional and Continuing Studies. 

I believe that education has the power to change lives, and I am committed to helping people achieve their dreams through P-12 and higher education. In addition to my instructional design and faculty experience, I have over four years of experience as a teacher and a graduate assistant, where I provided academic support, guidance, and mentoring to students from diverse backgrounds and levels. I have a Master of Science in Human Development and Family Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Teaching. I have also gained valuable skills in project management, educational research, and student advising. I am always eager to learn new things, collaborate with others, and share my knowledge and passion for education.