At-Risk Students Research Area:

Student who, by virtue of their circumstances, is statistically more likely than others to fail academically

Published Faculty:

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Judith A. Cochran, Ph.D., Ph.D.
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Tutorial Education

Judith Cochran serves as Endowed Professor in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and the Director of the E. Desmond Lee Regional Institute of Tutorial Education (RITE), a collaborative of six universities, Jennings, St. Louis Public and Normandy School Districts and ten youth agencies. Before her selection as an E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor, Dr. Cochran was the Director of Teacher Education at Wright State University, Assistant Dean of Students at Arizona State University and a Senior Fulbright Lecturer in Egypt and Turkey. Her recognition as a teacher, administrator and researcher in urban and international education are the basis of her invitations to be a Visiting Scholar and Faculty Research Associate...
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Cody Ding, Ph.D., Ph.D.
Professor

Dr. Cody Ding completed his Ph.D. in University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He was trained as a psychologist with emphasis on developmental psychology, methodology, and measurement. Over years, he has been working as a professor at universities, teaching educational and psychological assessment, research designs, behavioral analysis, and other methodological related courses. In addition, he has been working with many school districts and the state educational agencies on various evaluation projects to improve student learning and school practices.
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Jacquelyn Lewis-Harris, Ph.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Dr. Lewis-Harris received her M.A. and Ph.D.in Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis in 2005. Her current research explores the role of indigenous culture and arts in the development of adolescent migrant student's identities and learning within education systems and extra-local communities. She is particularly interested in the function of independent "culture  schools" found in urban environments as they often support performance and traditional arts groups while introducing young people to their indigenous cultural history.
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Helene J. Sherman, Ed.D., Ed.D.
Founders Professor

Helene J. Sherman, Ed. D., is a Professor of Education in the College of Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Professor Sherman earned her A.B. degree in elementary education from Washington University , and her M.Ed. in elementary education and Ed.D. degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an Emphasis in Mathematics Education at UM-St. Louis. She taught mathematics in elementary and middle schools as well as the community college and currently teaches mathematics education courses. Dr. Sherman is coauthor of Pearson published digits, an interactive national middle grades math curriculum and has co-authored several books, including Teaching Learners Who Struggle with Mathematics...
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Gwendolyn Y. Turner, Ed.D., Ed.D.
Founders Professor

Professor Turner received her Ed.D. and M.Ed. from the University of Arkansas and her BA from Arkansas State University. She has served as a Social Studies Teacher, Reading and Communications Specialist, Adult Educator, Educational Consultant and Teacher Educator. She has served as a board member of the College Reading Assocation, English Language Learning Center, Scholarship Foundation, and MO Partners of the Americas. She is a member of the National Conference for Research in Literacy, the International Reading Association, International Council on Education for Teaching, Phi Kappa Phi, and Phi Delta Kappa. Dr. Turner has served as a visiting Professor in South Africa, Brazil, and Bolivia and is keenly interested ...
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Shawn Woodhouse, Ph.D., Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Students

Shawn Woodhouse is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration in the Division of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies for the College of Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. A Gus T. Ridgel Fellow, Dr. Woodhouse completed her Ph.D. at the University of Missouri-Columbia in Higher and Adult Education.