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Department of Education Sciences and Professional Programs

Professor of Adult Education and Co-PI of the Missouri-Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation.

Recent Honor: Dr. Isaac-Savage was recently inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame


Currently recruiting for the Master's in Adult and Higher Education as well as the Fall 2020 Doctor of Education, Educational Practice (EdD): Workforce Development and Distance Learning and Technology. Only 20 students will be accepted. For more information contact Dr. Isaac-Savage at


Recent Publications

Hodges, T. L., Isaac-Savage, E. P., & Guy, T. C. (In progress). Adult and continuing education in difficult times: Issues and concerns.  In T. S. Rocco, M. C. Smith, R. C. Mizzi, L. R. Merriweather, & J. D. Hawley (Eds.), Handbook of adult and continuing education: 2010 Edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Bolton, N., & Isaac-Savage, E. P. (In press). Preparing higher education faculty to conduct quality assessment and evaluation of student learning. In L. H. Hill (Ed.), Assessment, evaluation, and accountability in adult education. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Isaac, E. P., & Merrill, H.S.  (2017). Adult education departmental leadership challenges and opportunities. In L. G. Martin, S. C. O. Conceicao, & A. B. Knox (Eds.), Mapping the field of adult and continuing education, Volume 3 (pp. 351-354). Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Bryant, L. O., Bowman, L., & Isaac-Savage, E. P.  (2016). Adult education and spirituality: “Liberatory spaces” for Black gay men. In B. Drayton, D. Rosser-Mims, J. Schwartz, & T. C. Guy (Eds.), Swimming upstream: Black men in adult education II (pp. 59-69).  New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, No. 150. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. (Invited)

Hodges, T. L., & Isaac-Savage, E. P. (2016). Educating African American women through job clubs. In C. Nanton (Ed.), Tectonic boundaries: Negotiating convergent forces in adult education (pp. 59-69).  New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, No. 149. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.


Select Memberships

Adult Education and Literacy Advisory Board

American Association of Adult and Continuing Education (Secretary 2018-2022)

American Association of Blacks in Higher Education

Black Faculty/Staff Association

Commission of Professors in Adult Education (CPAE)

Missouri Association for Adult Continuing and Community Education

Religious Education Association

Vasey Academy Board

United Way Charmaine Chapman Society


Select Editorial Board Memberships

Adult Education Quarterly

Adult Learning

Education and Urban Society


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