Dr. Denise D. Cunningham


Childhood Ed and Family Studies

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
Childhood Ed and Family Studies
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PhD, 2005, University of Missouri-St. Louis


  • ECE 728 The Educational Role of Play
  • ECE 729 Literacy in Early Childhood
  • CFD 701 Orientation to Early Childhood & Family Development

Research and professional interests

  • Literacy development/environments
  • At-risk student populations
  • Constructivist education

Awards and honors

  • R.E.A.L (Recruiting Emerging Alumni Leaders) Beats – Appreciation reception April 2009. (This student organization recognizes outstanding faculty who have made a positive contribution – nominated by one of the students in R.E.A.L.)
  • Provost’s Academic Leader 2009 - 2010