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College of Education, Health and Human Sciences Faculty and Staff

Mary Ransdell

Clinical Assoc Professor

Instruction Curriculum Leadership

Office Location: The Millington Center

Phone: (901) 678-4848


Dr. Ransdell is a Hoosier who received both her B.S. and M. Ed from the University of Southern Indiana and Indiana State University-Terre Haute, respectively.  She taught fourth grade for 14 years in Evansville, Indiana before moving to Lexington, KY where she worked at the University of Kentucky and also received her Ed.D. in Elementary Education.  She joined The University of Memphis in 2002.  They have three grown children and three grandchildren.  Their children and grandchildren live in Texas, Colorado, and Michigan. 

Dr. Ransdell's research interests include teacher efficacy, reflection, teacher induction, and cooperative learning.  Her motto for the past 30 years has been “Let the children have fun and slip in learning when they aren’t looking.”  By this she mean that when students are engaged with material, and enjoying the task at hand, they learn without realizing it. 


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