New Faculty Announcements 2017-18

The MU College of Education is proud to welcome the following new faculty in 2017:

Lauren Arend earned her Ph.D. in educational leadership from Saint Louis University. She has been the director of an early childhood program in Richmond, California, and has worked for the International Child Resource Institute in Berkeley. Her areas of expertise include critical practices in early childhood education, critical media literacy and community-based inquiry.

Marjorie Dorimé-Williams earned her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was most recently the Director of Assessment at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York. Her research focuses on retention and persistence of students of color, identity intersectionality and undergraduate student involvement, and assessment, evaluation and institutional effectiveness in postsecondary education.

Rosalie Metro

Associate Teaching Professor

Rosalie Metro earned her Ph.D. from Cornell University and has been an adjunct at Mizzou since 2016. In addition to TESOL, social studies education and Burma/Myanmar are her areas of expertise. She conducts research on the education of refugees and the conflicts that arise around history, identity, and language in the classroom.

Michael Steven Williams

Assistant Professor, Higher Education

Michael Steven Williams earned his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. He was most recently an Assistant Professor at Baruch College, City University of New York in the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs. His research explores equity and diversity, the social psychological development of students, and institutional diversity in American postsecondary education.

Ashley N. Woodson earned her Ph.D. from Michigan State University. She was most recently on faculty in the Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research explores Black adolescents’ performances of Blackness and Queerness in civic life, and emancipatory pedagogies in history education.

Xinhao Xu earned his Ph.D. from the Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies program at Florida State University. His current research interests mainly focus on technology-enhanced learning and cognition, human computer interactions for learning, immersive virtual learning environments, and game-based learning for STEM subjects.