Dr. Laura Saylor is dean of the School of Education at Mount St. Joseph University. She earned her Ph.D. in educational studies with a concentration in educational policy and higher education with a focus in STEM education from the University of Cincinnati. Previously, she earned her Master’s of Education from Xavier University with a concentration in Montessori education. Her 25 years of practical experience include teaching in inclusive and multi-age settings and serving as the Head of School for an independent Montessori school. Dr. Saylor is a frequent presenter at national conferences. Her research foci include the importance of learning and reading science in teacher preparation as well as assessing performance of preservice teachers in clinical experiences.
Dr. Saylor’s interests also extend to best practices in educational assessment, and collaborative work between P–12 and educator preparation. Her recently published research includes mathematics discourse with preservice teachers and the effects of teacher-centered mentorship.