TESOL Research Area:

The use or study of English by speakers with different native languages

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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Kim Song, Ed.D., Ed.D.
Associate Professor

Kim H. Song, Associate Professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, received her Ed.D in Instructional Processes from Southern Illinois University –Edwardsville in 1991. Her main research interests include standards-based assessment, reflective teaching practice, culturally-relevant instruction, and a backward teaching and learning cycle. One of her current research projects is documenting the dual language development of young refugee children in pre-K classroom setting in an elementary school, where 90 percent of the student body is English language learners.