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Kevin Connaughton Joins the Osher NRC

On April 30, 2018 Kevin Connaughton joined Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies as manager of adult learning for the National Resource Center for Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes. Kevin fills the position previously held by Diane Venzera.

Kevin ConnaughtonKevin comes to the NRC with more than 15 years of experience in higher education and media. Throughout his career in higher education, he held numerous positions: taking him from faculty, to administration, and most recently, consulting. In his most recent position, he served as the director of training and development for Norton Norris, a Chicago-based marketing, consulting, and training firm focused exclusively on the higher education sector. In this role, he trained faculty and staff at schools throughout the country, created instructional media, and consulted on operations.

In addition to Kevin’s higher education roles, he has extensive experience in the visual arts, media, and graphic design. He has worked in production and design for an architecture and engineering firm, Primera Engineers, and continues to do freelance design work in his spare hours. He is also an exhibiting artist, showing work in numerous galleries throughout the Chicago area.

Kevin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College Chicago, a Master of Education degree from St. Xavier University, and Master of Fine Art degree from Governor’s State University.

Kevin’s work with the NRC will focus on instructional design activities for OLLI staff and volunteers; digital learning development; research in the area of older adult lifelong learning; and content development for the Osher Institutes National Conferences.

Contact Kevin at: Kevin.Connaughton@Northwestern.edu

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