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Evidence-Based Practices in Education Research Area:

Refers to the use of research and scientific studies as a base for determining the best practices in a field

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Michael W. Bahr, Ph.D.
Associate Dean

Dr. Bahr earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy from Cardinal Glennon College and a Master of Education Degree in Counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He is a graduate of Indiana University's APA-accredited School Psychology Program, where he obtained the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Educational Psychology with Specialization in School Psychology. His research interests are in the areas of prevention science and cultural competence.
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Natalie Bolton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Natalie Bolton received her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development from the University of Louisville in 2008. She also has an M.A. in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Social Studies Education, and a B.A. in Secondary Education, Social Sciences major in History and minor in Geography. Natalie's research explores education policy, student achievement, and social studies/civic education. She has a special interest in large-scale assessments, standards-based education reform, classroom-based formative assessment, standards-based grading practices, cognitive sciences, and program evaluation. Currently, Natalie is analyzing P-12 classroom assessment design,  K-12 schools shifting...
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Jennifer Bumble, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Jennifer Bumble, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of special education at the University of Missouri St. Louis. She received her doctorate in special education from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Her research and teaching focus on the transition from adolescence to adulthood, building social capital during the transition process, and empowering communities to become more aware of and responsive to the pressing needs of transition-age youth with disabilities.
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Na Young Kong,
Assistant Professor

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Erin Michelle McClure, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Dr. McClure is an Assistant Professor of School Psychology in the College of Education's Department of Education Sciences and Professional Programs. She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) and a licensed psychologist in Louisiana and Missouri. Dr. McClure completed her Ph.D. in school psychology from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and her internship at the Louisiana School Psychology Internship Consortium (LAS-PIC) in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her research interests include: the provision of mental health services to minoritized students in schools, assessment and intervention for culturally and linguistically diverse students, school psychology training,...
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Kim Song, Ed.D.
Professor

Kim H. Song, Professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, received her Ed.D in Instructional Processes from Southern Illinois University –Edwardsville in 1991. Kim is a bilingual in Korean and English, and her main research interests include:
  • Backward Instructional Design and Assessment
  • Immigrant Family Literacy Development, and Their Identity within School Community
  • Rededefining Creativity in Technology-Mediated Online Courses
  • Intersectionality of Racism and Linguicism for Immigrant and Refugee Learners
  • Technology-Mediated Online Teaching and Learning 
  • Linguistically and Culturally Responsive Content/Math Teaching f...