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Mercedes Tichenor

Professor of Education

Mercedes Tichenor is a professor of education in the Department of Teacher Education. She joined the faculty at Stetson University in 1996. Tichenor works with many local schools through the Stetson professional development school network. Her research interests include professional development school partnerships, math pedagogy and teacher professionalism.


  • Ed.D., Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
  • M.S., Florida State University
  • B.A., Baylor University

Course Topics

  • Assessment and Evaluation of Learning
  • Mathematics in the Elementary School
  • Senior Intern Seminar
  • Student Teaching

Research Interests

  • Professional development school partnerships
  • Math pedagogy
  • Professionalism among teachers
  • Family and school connections/parent involvement
  • Single-gender education


  • Five steps in creating a summer literacy camp for at-risk students.
  • Comparing teacher and administrator perspectives on multiple dimensions of teacher professionalism.
  • Co-teaching: A model for educational reform.
  • Understanding teachers' perspectives on professionalism.
  • Building and maintaining a professional development school partnership.
  • Preparing teacher candidates to use gender-specific teaching strategies.

Faculty Expert

  • Parent involvement in education
  • Professional development school partnerships
  • Math pedagogy in the elementary school

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