Stefanie D. Livers


Campus: Springfield


Dr. Stefanie D. Livers is an assistant professor in the department of childhood education and family studies. She was an elementary teacher for nine years, and an instructional coach for three years, before beginning a full-time career in academia. Her research agenda focuses on teacher preparation, teacher support and equitable teacher practices. Livers has published several journal articles and book chapters, and is a co-author of the observation protocol (with Gleason and Zelkowski), Mathematics Classroom Observation Protocol for Practices (MCOP2; 2015;2017)She is a National Board Certified Teacher who continues to work with schools and districts implementing high quality tasks and fostering mathematical practices.



  • PhD, Curriculum and Instruction: Mathematics Education, 2012, University of Louisville
  • MAT, Early Childhood Education: K-5, 1997, University of Louisville
  • BA, Psychology, Sociology minor, 1994, University of Louisville

Awards and honors

  • Missouri State University Certified Distance Educator Award, 2018
  • Mathematics Education Service, Teaching and Research, a.k.a. STaR, fellow (4th Cohort), 2013
  • National Board Certified Teacher, 2001 and 2011

Area of expertise

Education and literacy Mathematics