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Amy Ruffus-Doerr

Assistant Professor
Office: AB 315


  • PhD University of Missouri St. Louis
  • BS University of Missouri St. Louis

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Cross Cultural Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Child Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology

Scholarly Interests

  • The application of 21st century thinking in education and businesses
  • Integration of service learning into the curriculum of higher education
  • The educational experience and success of minorities (particularly African American males) in higher education


Ruffus Doerr, A.M., Chambers, E.A. & Keefer, M.W. (2007). The changing role of knowledge in education. Education, Knowledge and Economy, 1(3), 1749-6896.

Keefer, M.W., Hui, D., Ruffus Doerr A.M. (2009). Designing tools for reflection on problem-based instruction and problem-based instructional design. Spectrum, 27(2), 19- 28.

Conference Presentations

Davis, T. & Ruffus-Doerr, A.M. (2019). Seen but unheard? Exploring the educational experience of African American males. Interdisciplinary research symposium. Harris Stowe State University, St. Louis, MO.

Ruffus-Doerr, A. M. (2019). Turning students into Knowledge Workers: Are educators prepared to teach students for the Knowledge Age? Oxford Education Research Symposium, Harris Manchester College Oxford University. Oxford, England.

Ding, C., Ruffus, A., Bornhop, J. (2006). Investigating a cognitive model for coping strategies among adolescents: An individualized analysis. Poster Session at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA.

Ruffus, A. (2005). The changing role of knowledge in education. Mid-Western Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Columbus, OH.

Ruffus, A.M., & Keefer, M.W. (2004). Coding epistemological shifts in teachers’ levels of approach to knowledge. Paper Presentation Institute for Knowledge Innovation and Technology Annual Meeting. Toronto, Ontario.

Professional Memberships

  • American Educational Research Association
  • Association of Knowledge Work
  • Institute of Knowledge Innovation Technology
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