Prior to coming to UCM in 2006, Dr. Ann McCoy taught in the Clinton School District for 22 years. She was an elementary teacher, middle school mathematics teacher, and a mathematics resource teacher. She earned her BSE in Elementary Education, Mathematics and MSE Curriculum and Instruction from UCM and her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction/Mathematics Education from University of Missouri - Kansas City. After serving as the chair of the School of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education while also teaching graduate mathematics education courses, Dr. McCoy became the Associate Dean of the College of Education in 2020 and the Dean in 2021. Her research interests include studying the impact of elementary mathematics specialists on the mathematics achievement of students. Dr. McCoy and her husband enjoy spending time with their three grown sons and grandchildren.