Stephanie Mahfood, Ph.D. | Webster University

Stephanie Mahfood, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Teacher Education
(314)246-8610
smahfood03@webster.edu
Webster Hall 242

 

 

Biography

Dr. Mahfood is an Associate Professor of Special Education in the Multidisciplinary Studies Department. She coordinates the special education certification program at the graduate level. She has taught K-12 learners with special needs in a variety of settings including Tunisia, North Africa where she was assigned for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer. She is currently engaged in a research project addressing the effects of a school-wide approach to building peer supports on the executive function skills of the students involved. She is a co-author of a research study addressing interventions for dental phobia in individuals with severe developmental disabilities that was recently accepted for publication. She is presently working on an article summarizing the results of an investigation examining effectively preparing student teachers to work with paraeducators in the classroom. Recently, Dr. Mahfood worked with a group of faculty members to secure a grant from the Boeing Company to embed an innovative early field experience within the initial course for graduate students seeking teacher certification. The grant will be implemented during the spring of 2015.