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Faculty/Staff Directory

Economics of Education Research Area:

Study of economic issues relating to education, including the demand for education and the financing and provision of education

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Kathleen S. Brown, Ph.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor Emeritus

Kathleen Sullivan Brown, Ph.D., is Chair and Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the College of Education at the University of Missouri St. Louis. Dr. Brown earned a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Washington University in 1995. She has also served as a Fellow of the University’s Public Policy Research Center and Center for International Studies. At UM St. Louis, she teaches graduate level foundations courses in the social, economic and political contexts of education. She assists in the preparation of community leaders including school principals and superintendents, and she mentors doctoral students in pursuing their research projects. Dr. Brown has chai...
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James Shuls, Ph.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

James V. Shuls earned his Ph.D. in education policy from the University of Arkansas. His work has been featured in numerous media outlets, including: Phi Delta Kappan, Social Science Quarterly, The Rural Educator, Educational Policy, Education Economics, and the Journal of School Choice: International Research and Reform.