Who We Are

Kent Divoll, Treasurer


Divoll Kent

Kent Divoll grew up in Massachusetts and moved to Texas in 2008. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer and traveling to see friends and family. His wife is originally from Brazil and typically travels there one to two times a year. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Houston-Clear Lake in the Curriculum and Instruction Department. As a tenured Associate Professor, Kent teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in classroom management, curriculum and instructional strategies, supervises graduate and undergraduate practicum students, and serves on dissertation committees as a qualitative methodologist, and/or chair. Between his teaching experience, doctorial work, consulting, and college level teaching, Kent has over 25 years of experience in the field of classroom management and teacher education.  He has served as the Vice Chair, Program Chair, Chair, and Post Chair for the American Education Research Association’s Classroom Management Special Interest Group. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and History from Westfield State University, a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a literacy specialization from Lesley University, and an Ed.D. in Teacher Education and School Improvement from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.  

Kent’s interests include classroom management, teacher-student relationships, improving classroom instruction, lesson planning, teaching using aspects of the brain, teacher induction, and preservice teacher education.