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Dr. Timothy Wall

Dr. Timothy Wall



229 Brown Hall


660.562.1561 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2002-09, 2013


Dean of the School of Education and Director of Teacher Education


  • Doctorate, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Master’s in Education: Teaching History, Northwest Missouri State University
  • Bachelor of Arts in History, Truman State University (minors: English and French)

Courses Taught

  • 61-723 Writing and Interpretation of Educational Literature and Statistics
  • 61-724 Field Study in Administration and Supervision
  • 61-800 Leadership Theory and Application: Leaders and Data
  • 61-801 Leadership Theory and Practice

Academic Interests

Assessment, Accountability, Data Analysis, Equity, Leadership, Policy Analysis, Social Justice, Teacher Effectiveness, & Teacher Education Policy.

Scholarly Activity

My most recent journal article published concerned the preparation of teacher candidates in the era of accountability. The article is titled “Preparing to Pass the Physical Education Praxis-II Examination: Increasing Teacher Candidate Test-Wiseness, Self-Efficacy and Content Knowledge in the Era of Accountability.”

My scholarship has enabled me to present nationally at AACTE, ATE, UCEA, and SERA on topics ranging from accountability, using data to improve program effectiveness, developing high-quality educator preparation assessment systems, and preparing for accreditation visits.

I have presented at numerous state and regional conferences (15+ times since 2002) including MACTE and MoAHPERD. Additionally, I have given more than 75 workshops for standardized test preparation for middle and high school students at more than two dozen schools. Similarly, I have worked with teacher candidates at Northwest Missouri State, Missouri Western, William Jewell, Fontbonne, Evangel, Southwest Baptist, Truman State, Graceland University, and select others.

As a scholar and consultant on state and national accountability and assessment system development, I have worked with institutions including Lincoln University, Webster University, and the faculty and staff of Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Student Group Advisement

Activities include: advising Doctoral candidates through dissertation research process, advising/chairing Specialist candidate field study research papers, advise undergraduate and graduate students, and offer test preparation workshops for undergraduates and alternative certification candidates.

Other Professional Experiences


  • 2013-2014 Past-Chair; Advisory Council of State Representatives (ACSR) for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
  • 2013-2015, Member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of AACTE
  • 2013-2014, Member of AACTE Committee on Globalization and Diversity.
  • 2012,


  • 2013-2014 President, Missouri Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (MACTE)
  • 2011-2012, Invited Participant in Missouri Standards for Professional Education (MoSPE) development process with the Missouri Office of Educator Quality (OEQ)
  • Invited keynote speaker, Iowa Association of Colleges for Teacher Education fall meeting (2012)


  • Lay Minister, United Methodist Church (2009-present); serving with the communities of Hopkins, Pickering, Ravenwood, Sheridan, Grant City and Denver, Missouri.
  • Provide test-preparation (especially ACT and End-of-Course Preparation) for local school districts.
  • Partner with the Regional Professional Development Center (RPDC) to assist principals, counselors, and teachers with implementing strategies to augment critical thinking and increase student test scores.