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Kathy Thornburg, PhD

Professor Emerita and Director of the Institute for Professional Development

1400 Rock Quarry Road, Columbia, MO 65211
(573) 882-9998
Curriculum Vitae


  • PhD, University of Missouri, 1973
  • MS, University of Missouri,1968
  • BS, Pittsburg State University, 1966

Kathy Thornburg

Research Interests

  • Parent-teacher interrelationships associated with early childhood programs
  • Child care in rural communities
  • Human services public policy

Research Areas

  • Early Childhood