COE: Gayle A. Wilkinson
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Gayle A. Wilkinson received her Ed.D. in Secondary Education/ Teacher Development and M.S. in Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her undergraduate degree (BA) was in Biology with teacher certification from Olivet Nazarene University. Before becoming a teacher she was a research biologist. Dr. Wilkinson taught middle school science, high school biology, and supervised student teachers before coming to UM-St. Louis.

Dr. Wilkinson is a member of the honorary society of Phi Kappa Phi, the American Educational Research Association, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and a college representative for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. At UM-St. Louis she has been active in developing program curricula for teacher education, graduate degrees, and post-degree certification for the College of Education. Dr. Wilkinson serves as the Chairperson for the Secondary Education Department, and on several College and Campus committees. She also serves on several doctoral student committees in the area of curriculum and instruction and on a local school board.