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School of Education

Faculty and Staff

Dr. Susan Breck
Dr. Kathy Bushrow
Dr. Liza Cummings
Dr. Anthony Denkyirah
Dr. Linda Forbringer
Dr. Wendy Fuchs
Dr. Susanne James
Dr. Brian Walker Johnson
Dr. Stacy Kirk
Dr. Jessica Krim

Partnership Supervisors
John Kulla-Branz
Barbara Martin

Secretarial Staff

Julie LaTempt-Brazier
Dr. Martha Latorre
Dr. Stephen Marlette
Dr. Stephanie McAndrews
Dr. Craig Miner
Dr. Shadrack Msengi
Dr. Barbara O'Donnell

Dr. Caroline Pryor
Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood
Dr. Randall E. Smith
Dr. Mary Weishaar
Dr. Phil Weishaar

Mary Masterson
Beth Wiemers


breck Susan Breck, PhD [ e-mail]
Professor & Chair - 618.650.3444 (FH-1125)
Expertise: Middle School Education
Social Studies Education
Program Assessment and Evaluation
bushrow Kathy Bushrow, PhD [ e-mail] [ web]
Professor - 618.650.3535 (FH-1341)
Expertise: Literacy
Middle School Education
Action Research
Integrating Technology
cummings Liza Cummings, PhD [ e-mail]
Assistant Professor - 618.650.3459 (FH-1138)
Expertise: Pre-service Education,
K-12 Mathematics Education,
Integrating Technology, Assessment
denkyirah Anthony Denkyirah, PhD [e-mail] [bio]
Associate Professor - 618.650.2618 (FH-1104)
Expertise: Foundations of Special Education, Transition,
Severe Disabilities
forbringer Linda Forbringer, PhD [e-mail]
Associate Professor - 618.650.3493 (FH-1103)
Expertise: High Incidence Disabilities, Math Instruction and Interventions,
Classroom Management and Behavior Interventions,
Curriculum Adaptations and Differentiated Instruction
fuchs Wendy Fuchs, PhD [bio] [website] [e-mail]
SPE Program Director
Associate Professor - 618.650.3487 (FH-1107)
Expertise: Inclusive Practices, Mindfulness in Schools, 
RtI/MTSS, Educator Preparation Improvement
james Susanne James, PhD [e-mail]
Assistant Professor - 618.650.3489 (FH-1102)
Expertise: Curriculum Adaptations, Strategic Instruction, Co-Teaching,
Differentiated Learning, High Incidence Disabilities, Virtual Learning
brian_johnson Brian Walker Johnson, PhD [ e-mail]
Assistant Professor - 618.650.3433 (FH-1136)                                                     Expertise: Elementary Education, Literacy

Stacie Kirk, PhD [e-mail] [bio]
Associate Professor - 618.650.3683 (FH-1108)
Expertise: Early Intervention (Birth-3 yrs), Early Childhood Special Education,
Early Childhood Physical Activity and Nutrition

Jessica Krim Jessica Krim, EdD [ e-mail] [web]
Associate Professor - 618.650.5824 (FH-1140)
Expertise: Pre-service, Secondary Science,
Critical Reflection, Teacher Capacity
latorre Martha Latorre, PhD [e-mail]
Associate Professor - 618.650.2223 (FH-1132)
Expertise: Early Childhood Education
School Readiness
Attachment and Learned Helplessness
marlette Stephen Marlette, PhD [ e-mail]
Associate Professor - 618.650.2131 (FH-1339)
Expertise: Science Education (K-12)
Informal Education, Middle School, Teacher Inquiry, Change Theory
Inquiry & Problem Based Learning, Engineering Education,
mcandrews Stephanie McAndrews , PhD [ e-mail]
Professor - 618.650.3426 (FH-1343)
Literacy Program Director
Expertise: Literacy Assessment & Pedagogy, Emergent Literacy,
Literacy Leadership
miner Craig Miner, PhD [e-mail] [bio]
Associate Professor - 618.650.2653 (FH-1130)
Expertise: Severe Disabilities, Technology for Teaching and Learning,
Self Determination, Family Partnerships in Special Education
msengi Shadrack Msengi, EdD [ e-mail]
Assistant Professor - 618.650.3442 (FH-1338)
Expertise: Clinical Literacy (K-12), Assessment and Evaluation,
Young Adult Literacy, Home and School Literacy Connection
odonnell Barbara O'Donnell, PhD [ e-mail]
Professor - 618.650.3422
Expertise: Mathematics Education
Problem Solving
Questioning and dialogue in the classroom
Action Research
pryor Caroline Pryor , EdD [ e-mail]
Associate Professor - 618.650.3439 (FH-1337)
Expertise: Assessment of Curriculum & Instruction,
Social Studies & Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics,
Program Evaluation-Attitude Studies
Learning for Democracy
sherwood Elizabeth Sherwood, EdD [ e-mail]
Associate Professor - 618.650.3765 (FH-1126)
Expertise: Early Childhood Science Education
History of Early Childhood Education
Nature and the Young Child
Pre-kindergarten Policy & Practice
smith Randall E. Smith, PhD [ e-mail] [ web]
Professor - 618.650.3434 (FH-1345)
Expertise: Social Studies Education
Secondary Education
Technology in the Classroom

Mary Weishaar, PhD [e-mail]
Professor & Exec. Director of International Affairs - 618.650.3491 (SSC-0302)
Expertise: International Issues in Education,
Special Education Administration and Legal Issues,
Assessment, Use of Case Studies

weishaar Phil Weishaar, PhD [e-mail] [bio]
Associate Professor - 618.650.3490 (FH-1106)
Expertise: Multi-tiered System of Support, Special Education Administration,
International Issues, Performance Based Assessment

Partnership Supervisors

kulla John Kulla-Branz [ e-mail]
Instructor - 618.650.3675
Expertise: EdD. (Curriculum & Instruction)
Teacher (Pre-K & Elementary (31 years))
Teacher of the year Kirkwood, Mo.
martin Barbara Martin [ e-mail]
Supervision/ Instructor- 618.650.3436 (FH-1124)
Expertise: K-9 education, Assistive technology, Educational technology
masterson Mary Masterson [ e-mail]
Partnership Supervisor 307 - 618.650.2255 (FH-1129)
Expertise: BS Elementary Education
MS Early Childhood Education
weimers Beth Wiemers [ e-mail]
Partnership Supervisor 306 - 618.650.2255 (FH-1340)
Expertise: B.S. & M.S. in Elementary Education
Teacher (Elementary level, 9 years)
Nominee (Sallie Mae First Class Teacher of the Year)

Secretarial Staff

brazier Julie LaTempt-Brazier [e-mail]
Office Support Specialist - 618.650.3083 (FH 1134)

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