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Northwest Missouri State University

Faculty/Staff Spotlight

March 17, 2015

Wall honored as Outstanding Young Professional recipient

Dr. Timothy Wall

Dr. Timothy Wall

Dr. Timothy Wall, an associate professor of professional education at Northwest Missouri State University, was recognized March 13 by the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Education with its Outstanding Young Professional award.  

Wall teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses in Northwest’s Department of Professional Education. He also teaches quantitative methods in educational research and policy analysis courses as an adjunct faculty member in Missouri-Columbia’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis through its statewide cooperative doctoral program in educational leadership, in which Northwest participates.

In addition to teaching, Wall serves in a number of local, state and national leadership roles, including on the board of directors for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the research committee for the Council of Accreditation for Educator Preparation and the executive board of the Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Wall has published journal articles and a book chapter about assessment, diversity and accountability, and he has given more than 40 peer-reviewed presentations at national conferences throughout the United States. In November, he gave a keynote address on issues, trends and opportunities for education policy, educator preparation and assessment at the Universities’ Council of Education for Teachers annual conference in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

“Dr. Wall has led advocacy efforts in teacher education on many fronts, including the need to have diverse teachers among the K-12 teaching faculty in Missouri schools, as well as the need for valid and reliable assessments,” his nominator wrote. “His advocacy has extended beyond Missouri to Washington, D.C., where he has presented on policy, assessment and longitudinal data for program improvement.”

Wall earned his doctorate from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at Missouri-Columbia. He also has a master’s degree in teaching with an emphasis on history from Northwest, and he earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Truman State University.

During his remarks, Wall thanked, among others, the current and former students and faculty mentors who inspire and motivate him.

“I’m ever thankful for their tireless and inspiring care, prodding, support, feedback, and relentlessly high expectations for what might be,” Wall said. “I dedicate the Outstanding Young Professional award to those teachers and professors who never give up on their students, and who see and educe potential and transform it into passion, energy and direction for a better world.”

Wall served on the Northwest faculty from 2002 to 2009 and returned to the University in 2013.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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