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Professional Development Research Area:

Refers to skills and knowledge attained for both personal development and career advancement

Published Faculty:

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Wolfgang Althof, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus

Wolfgang Althof was the Teresa M. Fischer Professor of Citizenship Education and served as the Executive Director of the Citizenship Education Clearing House (CECH) at the College of Education and the Co-Director (with Marvin W. Berkowitz) of the Center for Character and Citizenship from 2005-2016. ...
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Marvin W. Berkowitz, Ph.D.
Sanford N. McDonnell Endowed Professor in Character Education

Dr. Marvin W. Berkowitz is the inaugural Sanford N. McDonnell Endowed Professor of Character Education, and Co-Director of the Center for Character and Citizenship at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and University of Missouri President’s Thomas Jefferson Professor. He has also served as ...
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Amber Candela, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Dr. Candela is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education who started at UMSL in 2014. Her research interests include professional development of mathematics teachers, live coaching of mathematics teachers, how teachers perceive and use cognitively demanding tasks, and teachers&#...
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Charles R. Granger, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology and Education

Professor Granger earned a B.S. in botany and zoology from Iowa State University, an M.S. in Biology and an M.S. in science education, both from the University of Pennsylvania, and Ph.D. in plant physiology and science education from the University of Iowa. He is a member of numerous professional as...
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Clark J. Hickman, Ed.D.
Emeritus Associate Dean And Emeritus Associate Research Professor

Dr. Clark Hickman earned his doctorate from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 1993. He studies self-efficacy theory as it relates to motivation to learn, as well as student and instructor behaviors.
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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 completed her Ph.D. in school psychology from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and her internship at the Louisiana School Psych...
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Carole Murphy, Ed.D.
Professor Emeritus

Carole H. Murphy is a 20-year veteran of the Texas public school system and an 18-year veteran of higher education. She is an internationally known educator in the fields of educational leadership and social studies education. She has worked as a teacher and an administrator in higher education and ...
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Nancy Robb Singer, Ph.D.
Chair of the Department of Educator Preparation, Innovation and Research

Nancy Robb Singer holds B.S. Ed. and M.Ed. degrees from the University of Missouri—Columbia and a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She is also a faculty lead in the English Education program. Her research interests include online support of beginning teachers, investigation of ...