Michelle C. Mathews is an assistant teaching professor, director of the MU Child Development Laboratory, and advisor for child development & education and early childhood education in a mobile society students. She has over 25 years of experience in early childhood education as a teacher, administrator, advocate, trainer, consultant, grant writer, college instructor, researcher, evaluator, curriculum developer, and assessment coordinator. She received her doctorate from MU in human environmental sciences in 2006 with a focus on early childhood education. Mathews is co-author of "Their Future is in Our Hands: Becoming an Effective Advocate for Early Childhood Education" and is president of the Missouri Association for the Education of Young Children.
Ph.D. in Human Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri, 2006
M.S. in Human Development & Family Science, University of Missouri, 1994
B.S. in Human Development & Family Science, University of Missouri, 1992