Kathy D. Lohr, Ed.D.
Teaching Associate Professor
Department of Interdisciplinary Professions
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
My teaching and research focus on the developmental needs and motivations of adult learners across the life course. Creative, narrative, and critical reflection in building learner identity shapes my practice.
Doctor of Education
Adult and Community College Education
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Dissertation: Lasting Expressions: A Case Study of Lifelong Learners in a Life-Story Process
The qualitative study explored insights and personal legacy emerging from writers involved in a life-writing course followed by participation in a monthly life-story writing group.
Older adults: Learning and identity
Crafting our lives: Facilitating life-story writing that encourages, entertains, and educates
Narratives in the classroom: Integrating fiction and autobiography as impetus for transformative learning
Personal and cultural generativity: Capturing knowledge through life-story writing
Writing as thinking: Encouraging critical and creative thought in the adult classroom
Tapping autobiographical narratives to illuminate resilience: A transformative learning tool for adult educators
Using biographical prompts to build community in an online graduate course: As adult learner perspective.
The everyday scholar: Lifelong learning in the age of longevity