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Immigrants/Immigration Research Area:

The movement of people into a different country

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Timothy Makubuya, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Dr. Timothy Mikando Makubuya earned a BA in environmental management (MUK), a BS in sports medicine(MoBap), a MS in sport management (MoBap), and a Ph.D. in teaching and learning processes (UMSL). He has taught at primary, secondary and tertiary levels, and is now a member of the College of Education at UMSL. Dr. Makubuya has authored and co-authored papers, books, and has presented at local, regional, national and international levels. Dr. Makubuya teaches in areas of health education, physical education and exercise science. Dr. Makubuya's research areas include physical activity (including its competitive form-sport), psychosocial wellbeing and it's intersections with health risk behaviors.  ...
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Alina Slapac, Ed.D.
Associate Professor

Alina Slapac, Ed.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educator Preparation & Leadership (2017-presently) who received The Chancellor's Award of Excellence in Teaching (UMSL, 2020),  Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award (UMSL, 2013), O.L. Davis, Jr. Counselor of Distinction Award (KDP, 2015), to name a few. She has been the Counselor for KDP MU Iota Chapter since 2009.  She has been teaching face-to-face, blended and online graduate and undergraduate courses (e.g., Teacher Action Research I & II Capstone, Action Research for Educational Practitioners, Positive Behavioral Supports in Inclusive Educational Settings, Student Teaching Abroad (South Korea). She is currently a facul...