COE: Museum Education Research Area
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Museum Education Research Area:

A specialized field devoted to developing and strengthening museums' role as public institutions

Published Faculty:

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Theresa Coble, Ph.D.
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of Experiential and Family Education

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Laura M. Westhoff, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

A native St. Louisan, Dr. Westhoff, joined the University of Missouri-St. Louis faculty in 1999 and is jointly appointed in the History Department and the Division of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education. She has served as co-author and lead historian on several Teaching American History grants. She is on the editorial board for the Women and Social Movements website and the Magazine of History published by the Organization of American Historians and is a frequent presenter at history workshops and colloquia for teachers. Her current research focuses on mid-twentieth grassroots democracy and is tentatively titled, "Educating for Activism." She lives in St. Louis with her husband and three sone...