Hi, I'm Kathy Lohr. I teach adults why, what, how, when, and where we curious humans find and make meaning of our world. Adults who have the skills of a self-directed learner are able to locate life-relevant content structured to their learning preferences and needs. For those in the second half of life, this is essential because we're constantly challenged to keep up while responding to the big life questions that come with longevity, legacy, and transcendence. Creative and critical reflection supports one's identity as a learner and here you will find the tools and resources to enhance your skill as a reflective, self-directed, lifelong learner.
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 is the focus of 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