Morgan Presley, Ph.D.

Morgan PresleyInstructor of Biology

Office: TSC 112
Phone: (417) 873-7917
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Morgan Presley completed a B.S. in Biology from Lyon College in Batesville, AR and a M.S. in Biology from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO.  She is currently completing her PhD in Science Education from the University of Missouri – Columbia.  Morgan teaches Human Anatomy, Human Physiology and Human Nutrition at Drury.  Prior to teaching at Drury, Morgan taught Anatomy & Physiology full-time at Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield for 3 years.

Morgan’s research interests and experience include science teacher education at the elementary, middle and college levels, college science students’ understanding of science concepts, spatial ecology and behavioral ecology of amphibians and reptiles, and avian conservation biology.


Sadler, T.D., Romine, W.L., Presley, M.L. (2013). Interest in STEM: Development and Validation of an Instrument for Measuring Student Interest. International Journal of Science and Mathematics, 11 (2). DOI: 10.1007/s10763-013-9410-3

Presley, M.L., Sickel, A.J., Muslu, M., Merle-Johnson, D., Witzig, S.B., Izci, K, & Sadler, T.D. (2013). A Framework for Socio-scientific Issues Based Education. Science Educator, 22 (1), 26-31

B.S., Lyon College, 2006
M.S., Missouri State University, 2008
Ph.D., University of Missouri – Columbia, 2015