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Dr. Uhrmacher received his PhD from Stanford University. He served as President of the American Association For Teaching and Curriculum and was honored with the University of Denver Distinguished Teaching Award. Dr. Uhrmacher has served as the department chair of Educational Research, Policy, and Practice and as Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction. He was also the co-editor of the Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue and book review editor of the International Journal of Leadership in Education. Dr. Uhrmacher currently serves as the faculty advisor for the Institute for Creative Teaching, and is the interim Chair of the Higher Education Department. His research interests include the study of qualitative research, the research method of Criticism and Connoisseurship, alternative school settings, and curriculum theory and practice. His latest co-authored books include, Lesson Planning with Purpose: Five Approaches to Curriculum Design; Using Educational Criticism and Connoisseurship for Qualitative Research; and Beyond the One Room School. Dr. Uhrmacher is a St. Louis Cardinals fan and is a music aficionado of bluegrass, rock, jazz, and especially western swing music.