My name is Carmen Richardson. I am currently an Instructional Technology Specialist at Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi. I am passionate about how technology influences learning and educational environments. I love helping people of all ages discover the different ways that technology can transform educational experiences. In 2014 I entered the Educational Psychology and Educational Technology PhD program at Michigan State University. My current research focuses on the ways that learning environments can support student creativity. I also serve as an instructor for the Masters in Educational Technology program at Michigan State as well as in the School of Education at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.
Born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi, I grew up on a banana farm in the small town of Kurtistown and have spent most of my life in Hawai’i. I have three children (pictured below). In my free time I enjoy reading, tap dancing, playing the piano, and being involved in local musical theatre productions.