Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies

In alphabetical order

Rita BargerRita Barger
Associate Professor
311 Education
bargerr@umkc.edu
816-235-5655
Research Interests: mathematics education, mathematics, international comparisons, recreational mathematics, gifted education, learning styles, mathematical beliefs, and the affective side of math

 

BellClareClare V. Bell
Associate Professor, Division Chair
313 Education
bellcv@umkc.edu
816-235-2482
Research Interests: inquiry-based learning, classroom discourse, equity and social justice in mathematics education, and classroom connectivity technologies

 

Connie FischerConnie Fischer
Office Support Assistant IV
310 Education
fischerci@umkc.edu
816-235-2245

 

 

 

 

Etta HollinsEtta Hollins
Kauffman Endowed Chair for Urban Teacher Education
321 Education
hollinse@umkc.edu
816-235-2460
Research Interests: focused on learning to teach literacy in urban schools and on the preparation of teacher educators

 

 

McNeil_HilaryHilary McNeil

Instructor in Elementary Education
369 Education
mcneilh@umkc.edu

816-235-2245

 

 

 

Nora Peterman
Assistant Professor of Language and Literacy
312 Education
petermanno@umkc.edu
816-235-2493

 

 

 

 

Kindel Turner NashKindel Turner Nash
Assistant Professor of Urban Teacher Education
315 Education
nashkt@umkc.edu
816-235-6027
Research Interests: critical race and critical sociocultural theories, early literacy teacher education, culturally responsive, high-leverage literacy teaching practices for early literacy preservice and inservice teacher education

 

Louis OdomLouis Odom
Professor
323 Education
alodom@umkc.edu
816-235-2468
Research Interests: science teaching methods, concept mapping, assessment, and inquiry teaching methods

 

 

Candace SchleinCandace Schlein
Associate Professor
324 Education
schleinc@umkc.edu
816-235-5754
Research Interests: curriculum, diversity, urban education, cross-cultural teaching and learning, classroom management, and narrative inquiry

 

 

Ekaterina Strekalova-HughesEkaterina Strekalova-Hughes
Assistant Professor
314 Education
strekalovahughese@umkc.edu
816-235-2520
Research Interests: education of refugee children, intercultural sensitivity, creativity in a diverse classroom

 

 


kasey-pointingRaol Taft

Assistant Professor
371 Education
taftr@umkc.edu
816-235-1041
Research Interests: investigating the experiences of parents of children with reactive attachment disorder with the general education system and perspectives and attitudes of urban general education teachers towards students with EBD in their classrooms

 

Rhianna Thomas
Instructor in Early Childhood Education

372 Education

thomasrk@umkc.edu

816-235-6681

 

 

 

Omiunota UkpokoduOmiunota Ukpokodu
Professor
325 Education
ukpokodun@umkc.edu
816-235-2469
Research Interests: transformative pedagogy and learning, quality teacher preparation, multicultural education–teaching for diversity, equity, and social justice, urban education, citizenship and global education.

 

WaddellJenniferJennifer Waddell
Associate Professor, Program Director
316 Education
waddellj@umkc.edu
816-235-2443
Research Interests: urban teacher preparation, retention and success of students of color in teacher education, and the retention and achievement of beginning teachers

 

WarnerConnorConnor Warner
Assistant Professor
320 Education
warnerck@umkc.edu
816-235-2467
Research Interests: teacher education policy, curriculum, & assessment,
middle/secondary curriculum (particularly literacy, ELA, and social studies), and Native American education

 

Michael WeiMichael Wei
Associate Professor
322 Education
weiyou@umkc.edu
816-235-2498
Research Interests: English phonetics, reading English as a second language, literacy, learning environment, and learning English to native-like proficiency