Leigh Neier | Human Resource Services | University of Missouri
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Leigh Neier


Director of Elementary Education and Assistant Teaching Professor

My job reponsibilities: 

My job responsibilities range from:

  • teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in online and face-to-face formats
  • advising undergraduate students pursuing their bachelor's degree in Elementary Education
  • collaborating with faculty and staff to provide an exceptional experience in and beyond the classroom for Mizzou education students
  • serving the campus and community in accordance to Mizzou’s core values: Respect, Responsibility, Discovery and Excellence

How I got my start at MU:

My time at Mizzou began as an undergraduate student in 1999 and extended through the end of my doctoral program in 2008. After working as an administrator for a private K-12 collegiate preparatory academy, I was fortunate to learn of a faculty position in the Department of Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum at the College of Education.

I didn’t realize it at the time, but the day I received my appointment letter from my department chair would forever change my life.

Why I love working at MU:

From the moment I stepped onto campus to begin my career at Mizzou, I became a part of something much bigger than myself. I became a part of a family of scholars, teachers, researchers, leaders and public servants. I became a part of a community that values learning and recognizes that there is power in knowledge.

As a faculty member at Mizzou, I have benefitted from campus and system-sponsored faculty and leadership development programs. I have had the opportunity to offer my time and talents to initiatives and committees I care deeply about.

Above all, the relationships I have formed with my students, colleagues, campus leaders and alumni have solidified my love and loyalty for Mizzou. 

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Last updated: May 12, 2017