About RuthK

Teaching/Learning & Technology

I am a sponsor of the Jackson-Via Computer Club at Jackson-Via Elementary School in Charlottesville, Virginia.

I served until June 2013 as the webmaster for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Virginia, a foundation that brings together seniors from various backgrounds who share a common interest in learning and intellectual stimulation, and I am currently a JABA-Senior Corps-RSVP volunteer participating in the FISH program in Charlottesville.

Washington, DC - Spring 2009
Washington, DC – Spring 2009

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!” -Henry David Thoreau

avatarNote: This is a personal blog, and all opinions expressed are my own.
–Ruth Kastenmayer


Judson College ~ Marion, Alabama ~ 1995-2006

I served as director of the Judson Center for Teaching/Learning & Technology and co-director of Write Now!, a QEP program to strengthen students’ writing skills.

For the Department of Business Administration, I taught courses in Web Development including Adobe® Dreamweaver® and Fireworks®.

I was the site manager/ trainer for our course management system, and I redesigned courses to include web content and interactivity for maximum effectiveness. For the Science Division, I redesigned my Biochemical Nutrition course as a blended (hybrid) course.

“Vision without action is a daydream.
Action without vision is a nightmare.”
– Japanese proverb


My primary blog is Live and Learn! (