Join us in celebrating the amazing faculty and staff at the UMSL COE!
Join us in celebrating the amazing faculty and staff at the UMSL COE!

Celebrating our Achievements of the Academic Year 

Thank you for joining us as we celebrate a phenomenal year at the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Education!  Please take a few minutes to celebrate with us as we highlight some of the amazing accomplishments by faculty and staff that provide such an important service to the education community in St. Louis and beyond! 
COE by the numbers

COE By The Numbers

  • We advance educational knowledge and practice
  • We partner with communities
  • We promote diversity, equity and excellence
Internal Grants Awarded
External Grants Awarded
Cottone Distinguished Research Professor Rogers Distinguished Research Professor

Faculty Recognitions

  • Congratulations Dr. Rocco Cottone, Curators’ Distinguished Research Professor
  • Congratulations Dr. Rebecca Rogers, E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Tutorial Education  
Service Awards

2020-2021 Service Awards

Congratulations to these valuable faculty and staff for their years of service to the UMSL College of Education!

Karen Taylor Diane Goodwin Ellen Meadows
Lynn Navin Kris East
Chanua Ross Beatrice Shivers

College of Education Scholars

Recognizing dedication to scholarly pursuits while working full-time for the College of Education

From Top Row L-R:
Karen Taylor -
BES Early Childhood Education 2008, Graduate Certificate in Autism Studies 2016, LACE & CEEL 2020 
Diane Goodwin - B.S. Liberal Studies 2017
Ellen Meadows - Ed.D. Educational Practice 2017
Lynn Navin - Ph.D. Teaching-Learning Processes 2018
Kris East - B.A. Communication 2020
Chanua Ross - Ed.D. Educational Practice 2020
Beatrice ShiversColumbia College MO | B.S. Business Administration 2006 and Missouri Baptist University | MBA in Human Resources 2010
Dr. Vanessa Garry Dr. Phyllis Balcerzak

Faculty Promotions

  • Dr. Vanessa Garry - Associate Professor
  • Dr. Phyllis Balcerzak - Associate Teaching Professor
Lynn Voss Lela Taussig Susan Johnson
Bill Mendelsohn Beatrice Shivers Mike Bahr

2020-2021 Retirees

Thank you for your service and dedication to the UMSL College of Education!
From Top L-R
Lynn Voss - Director of Program Operations, Sue Shear Leadership Academy and Citizenship Education
Lela Taussig - Academic Advisor, Teach for America, Alternative Certification
Susan Johnson - Academic Advisor, COE Graduate Programs

Bill Mendelsohn – Director of UMSL Charter Schools and Partnerships

Beatrice Shivers
– Program and Project Support Coordinator, Center for Character & Citizenship

Dr. Mike Bahr
– Associate Dean and Associate Professor of School Psychology

In-Person and Virtual Campus Tours

In-Person and Virtual Campus Tours
In-person campus tours are currently available. Please note that the University of Missouri–St. Louis is taking recommended safety measures to ensure the health and wellness of our UMSL community and campus guests. Review our visitor procedures for more information.

For More Information

David A. Stofer
Recruitment Coordinator

UMSL-College of Education

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