Kent is currently a research and evaluation administrator in the Assessment, Accountability, Research, and School Improvement Division at the Clark County School District, the fifth largest school district in the country. He was previously a Research Professional with the College Research and Evaluation Services Team (CREST) at Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.
He is primarily interested in the effectiveness and efficiency of interventions related to teaching and learning. This includes investigating how teachers learn to teach with technology and studying ways to measure the resulting knowledge and practice. It also includes investigating student learning and motivation while using intelligent and adaptive learning systems. Additionally, he is interested in enhancing the effectiveness of teacher education and investigating measures of teacher quality.
Kent is a former middle school computer literacy teacher and continues to teach the subject to undergraduates. He also taught undergraduate pre-service teachers how to integrate technology into their developing practice. Kent earned his Ph.D in Educational Technology from Arizona State University and both his M.A. in Advanced Technology Education and B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications from New Mexico State University.