Instructional Practices Research Area:

General principles, guidelines, and suggestions for good and effective teaching based upon the systematic study of instruction and learning

Published Faculty:

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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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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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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...