Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Keno Nagasa

Meet Dr. Keno Nagasa

Degrees and Experience
  • Ed.D., Curriculum, innovations, and education reform (University of Northern Colorado)
  • M.A., Education (Addis Ababa University)
  • B.A., English (Bahir Dar University)
  • Professional Teacher License (State of Colorado). License to teach/serve in the field of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (CLDE) (K-12)
  • Supplemental Instruction Supervisor Certificate (University of Missouri Kansas City)
Biography and Professional Achievements

Dr. Keno Nagasa is an experienced educator with a demonstrated history of working in K-12 and higher education settings. Skilled in culturally and linguistically diverse education (CLDE), K-12 education, and post-secondary education, Dr. Nagasa is committed to student success, diversity and equity issues in education, and community-school-university collaborations for social justice and change. He is a strong education professional with a doctor of education degree focused in curriculum, innovation, and education reform from University of Northern Colorado.

Publications
  • Nagasa, K. A. (2019). "International Migrants, Family Literacy and PACT." Journal of Early Childhood Research (in submission).
  • Nagasa, K.A. (2014). "Perspectives of elementary teachers on refugee parent-teacher relations and the education of their children." Journal of Educational Research and Innovation: Vol. 3: No. 1, Article 1. 
Presentations, Proceedings, and Papers
  • Nagasa, K. A. & Baccei, M. A. (2017, May). "Helping students define student success." Poster session presented at the professional development conference of Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO.
  • Nagasa, K. A. & Baccei, M. A. (2017, May). "Development 360: Helping peer leaders overcome the equity gap." Poster session presented at the Eigth regional conference on supplemental instruction of Texas A & M University, Collage Station, Texas.
  • Nagasa, K.A. (2013, April). "Refugee and immigrant parents and the education of their children." Poster session presented at the third annual higher education diversity summit of Metropolitan State University of Denver, Auraria Campus, Denver, CO.
  • Nagasa, K. (2011, May). "Parents as partners in their children’s education." Poster session presented at the research evening of University of Northern Colorado, Greely, CO.
  • Nagasa, K. (2006, June). "Technology in language teaching." Poster session presented at the technology day of Addis Ababa University, Addis Abba, Ethiopia.