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Stephen Kemp

Historical Archivist

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Stephen Kemp is the founding Academic Dean of the Antioch School, a fully competency-based institution in which all credit and degrees are granted on the basis of demonstration of competencies in a robust portfolio assessment system. He is currently writing an article on the landscape of competency-based education for the Journal of Competency-Based Education. Kemp has served on numerous site visits and is a frequent presenter at conferences of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). Kemp has expertise in accreditation, instructional design, situated experiential learning, and assessment of learning. His Ph.D. dissertation for Loyola (Chicago) University was on “Experiential Learning and the Role of Primary Social Relationships as Contexts for Situated Learning in Distance Education Courses.” Previously, he has been Vice-President and Dean of Distance Education for Moody Bible Institute and Associate Dean for Nontraditional and Distance Education for Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Kemp has been part of every ICETE triennial event since the 2006 in Chiang Mai, Thailand, making contributions regarding distance education, church-based theological education, nonformal training, accreditation, and competency-based assessment.