Tiffani Riggers-Piehl, Ph.D., joined the UMKC School of Education faculty September 1 as assistant professor in the division of Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations. With her Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, an M.S.Ed. from Baylor University and a B.S. from Northern Arizona University, Riggers-Piehl’s research interests include spirituality and religion in higher education, student-faculty interactions, pedagogy and student success, and issues in S.T.E.M./gender in college. She most recently served as an adjunct professor at Baylor University.