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Ph.D., Learning, Teaching, Curriculum Science Education

M.Ed. Learning, Teaching, Curriculum Science Education

B.S. Biological Sciences




Chris Murakami, Ph.D

Chris Murakami, a researcher on the Research & Evaluation team at the ARC, has an extensive background in science education and has worked on projects involving learning gardens, sustainable agriculture, socioscientific issues, and STEM identity formation. Dr. Murakami holds a focused interest in equitable classroom assessment practices with experience in science curriculum design (early childhood through adult), qualitative / quantitative data collection and analysis, and critical ethnography.

Chris is a member of the research team evaluating the Missouri Employment Training Program (METP), a project designed to promote gainful employment for Missouri’s food stamp recipients by investing in training and resources. He is collaborating with the MU Extension Business Program to design and implement an evaluation plan linking the project’s services to measurable employment outcomes for clients and return on investment for the federal government. Along with this project, he is also working with faculty members in the MU College of Agriculture Food and Natural Resources, and partners at Moscow State University and the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies to develop online learning program on Food Security in the Eurasian region for a World Bank funded project.