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Kenneth A. Kiewra, PH.D.

Nurture Talent Soar to Success Author & Speaker Bio & Contact

Expert on Talent Development, Developer of SOAR Teaching and Learning Method, Book Author, and International Public Speaker

So what's new?

New Books



Teaching Recognitions

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Dean Sherri Jones makes the award presentation to Professor Kiewra

Professor Kiewra selected as the 2023 recipient of the Swanson Award March, 2023

Professor Kenneth Kiewra was selected by the College of Education and Human Sciences as the 2023 recipient of the Donald R. and Mary Lee Swanson Award for Teaching Excellence and was recognized in a special Swanson Award Ceremony in March 2023.


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Kiewra named Distinguished Professor in 2023 April 5, 2023

Professor Kenneth Kiewra was named a University of Nebraska John E. Weaver Distinguished Professor in 2023


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Kiewra earns top NU award for teaching March 29, 2021

Kenneth Kiewra, professor of educational psychology, has been awarded an Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award from the University of Nebraska.

Award Program


A Most-Cited Researcher

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CEHS researchers among most cited scientists worldwide April 26, 2021

Twelve researchers from the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln were listed among the top 2% of the most cited researchers worldwide throughout their careers, according to research on metascience by Stanford University.


Invited Talks and Interviews


How to Become a More Productive Scholar Webinar Series April 26, 2023

Some scholars are highly productive. How are they so productive? This cost-free 5-part webinar series explains how they do it and how you can do it too.


Interview with Kenneth A. Kiewra By Anna Brady March 1, 2022

An Interview with Kenneth A. Kiewra: SOAR-ing to Academic Success, By Anna Brady


An Interview with Kenneth A. Kiewra January 11, 2021

Interview by Daniel H. Robinson. In this interview, Kiewra discusses his research program, crystalizing experiences that led him to educational psychology, graduate training, career moves, and major influencers.


Note-Taking Interview Recap, Video, and Podcast February 2021

Interview Recap