Laurie Edmondson, Ed.D.

Office: Lay Hall 212
Phone: (417) 873-7569

Fall 2023 Office Hours

1 – 3 p.m.

3 – 4 p.m.

10 a.m. – Noon

3 – 4 p.m.

10 a.m. – Noon

Also available by appointment

Laurie Edmondson

Director of Elementary Education
Professor of Education

Dr. Laurie Edmondson serves as the director of elementary education and professor of education. She is currently serving as the counselor for the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society. Before coming to Drury Dr. Edmondson worked as a District Reading Specialist and Instructional Specialist for the Springfield Public Schools. Prior to that, Dr. Edmondson was a Reading Recovery and Early Literacy instructor for many years in the Springfield Public Schools.

Dr. Edmondson has been active in the Springfield chapter of the International Reading Association and served as the president of that organization. Dr. Edmondson is also the Past President of the Missouri State Council of the International Reading Association and serves on the International Rural Literacy Committee for IRA.

Laurie is married and has two young daughters who teach her about life, learning and happiness.

Drury University faculty member since 2003
Professor since 2014


  • B.A., Southwest Missouri State University, 1986
  • MS.Ed., Southwest Missouri State University, 1993
  • Ed.D., Saint Louis University, 2003