Dr. Diana L. Piccolo


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, 2008, Texas A&M University


  • ELE 410
  • ELE 429
  • ELE 500
  • ELE 510
  • ELE 725
  • ELE 711

Research and professional interests

  • Mathematics Educational development for pre-service and in-service teacher (K-12)
  • Understanding action research from a pre-service teacher's perspective
  • Building and connecting mathematical concepts through inquiry-based and technology-rich explorations

Service focus

  • Working with area schools to provide internship and professional development support
  • Public affairs mission at MSU
  • Assessment and Accreditation in the College of Education
  • Mentoring and Leadership in the College of Education

Awards and honors

  • 2009    Nomination for “Dissertation of the Year” award in the department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture at Texas A&M University. Currently, publications from my dissertation include: one peer-reviewed article, one research brief, and one book chapter. Currently, a second article is being revised for publication. All three articles have been presented at national conferences. My current research agenda at MSU is based on several of my dissertation ideas, methodology and research results.
  • 2009    Childhood Education and Family Studies “Above and Beyond” award. This award was for positive impact, attitude, willingness to assist others and commitment to the Elementary Education program and department of Childhood Education and Family Studies.