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Dr. Todd M. Kunders

Assistant Professor
Education Department
Office: Parker 110
UMHB Mail Box:UMHB Box 8017900 College St, Box 8017BeltonTX76513
Phone: (254) 295-4579(254) 295-4579
Subjects Taught: Curriculum & Instruction, Education Administration
Degrees Earned: AA, BS, M.Ed., Ed.D.
Bio

Dr. Kunders served in public education as teacher and administrator for ten years.  He most recently served as Principal at Oveta Culp Hobby Elementary School within the Killeen Independent School District.  Dr. Kunders has also served on the state technology committee for the Texas Elementary Principals & Supervisors Association as well as being President for the Region 12 TEPSA District.  In addition to being a member of the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association, Dr. Kunders is also a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Kappa Delta Pi, and the Association of Teacher Educators.  In his past experiences, Dr. Kunders has helped in the writing of different curricular scopes and sequences, classroom management frameworks, and many campus and district level professional developments.  

Dr. Kunders has three wonderful ladies in his life, Kelly his wife, and two beautiful daughters.  Dr. Kunders and his family are members and serve at First Baptist Church Belton.

Recent Publications and Presentations

Books:

Kunders, T. M. (2015). Effects of Departmentalization on Students: Socially and Academically. Lambert Academic Publishing.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Kunders, T. M., Hammonds, R. C., Schumacher, G. (2014). Excuse Buster: The newest role of the instructional leader. Insight. Summer 2014.

Hammonds, R. C., Kunders, T. M., & Galow, T. (2013). Motivating teachers and meeting expectations. Instructional Leader, 26(6).

Presentations

NATIONAL

Kunders, T. M. (2015) Excuse Buster: The newest role of the instructional leader. Kappa Delta Pi Biennial Convocation. Orlando, FL.

Hammonds, R. C., Kunders, T. M. Collaboration: A Necessary Ingredient for Teacher Motivation. Kappa Delta Pi Biennial Convocation. Orlando, FL.

Hammonds, R. C., Kunders, T. M., Hendricks, R. Shaping the Motivational orientation of Pre-Service Teachers. Association of Teacher Educators, National Conference. Minneapolis, MN. August 2015.

McQueen, A., Kunders, T. M., Hammonds, R. C. Autonomous Professional Development on Formative Assessment Practices Association of Teacher Educators, National Conference. Minneapolis, MN. August 2015.

Hammonds, R. C., Kunders, T. M., Hendricks, R. Motivating teachers and meeting expectations. Association of Teacher Educators, National Conference. Niagara Falls, NY. August 2014.

Hammonds, R. C., Kunders, T. M., Galow, T. Leadership Synergy: Conquering Confusion Through Collaboration. Association of Teacher Educators, National Conference. Washington D.C. July 2013.

STATE

Hammonds, R. C., Kunders, T. M., Bellomo, C., Gallardo, A., Sanchez, E. Improving Graduate Programs: Creating an Alternate Route to Alternative Certification. Texas Association of Teacher Educators, Summer Conference, Austin, TX. June 2015

Research Interests

Teacher Motivation, Effects of Departmentalization on Elementary Students, Culture Change