Cognition Research Area:

A group of mental processes that includes attention, memory, producing and understanding language, learning, reasoning, problem solving, and decision making

Published Faculty:

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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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Charles R. Granger, Ph.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Biology and Education

Professor Granger earned a B.S. in botany and zoology from Iowa State University, an M.S. in Biology and an M.S. in science education, both from the University of Pennsylvania, and Ph.D. in plant physiology and science education from the University of Iowa. He is a member of numerous professional associations, including the Biology Association for Teachers, the National Science Supervisors Association, and the National Association for Research in Science Education. Professor Granger has received numerous teaching awards, including the University of Missouri system Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching and is Secretary of The Academy of Science of St. Louis.
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Jennifer Mishra, Ph.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Jennifer Mishra is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of Music Education at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. She received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Northern Colorado where she worked at Associate Director of the UNC String Project. She holds a Masters of Music Education degree and a PhD from Kent State University. Before coming to UMSL, Dr. Mishra was Coordinator of Music Education at the University of Houston and the Associate Director of the School of Music and Assistant Professor of Graduate Music Education at the University of Northern Iowa. Prior to this, she was an orchestra director in Alton, Illinois and Denver, Colorado specializing in elementary and midd...
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Carole Murphy, Ed.D., Ed.D.
Professor Emeritus

Carole H. Murphy is a 20-year veteran of the Texas public school system and an 18-year veteran of higher education. She is an internationally known educator in the fields of educational leadership and social studies education. She has worked as a teacher and an administrator in higher education and K-12 schools. For several years, she taught and was an administrator in the American International School System, Johannesburg, South Africa. In addition, she has been published in numerous international journals in the areas of professional development schools, cultural diversity, technology with students at both the K-12 and university levels, and in helping teachers understand action research.
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Charis Price, Ph.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Charis is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst - Doctoral (BCBA-D) and received her Ph.D in Special Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015. She is a research affiliate with the University of Missouri Center for School-wide Positive Behavior Support.