Christopher D. Funk Ph.D.

Research Associate, Center for Character and Citizenship, UMSL

Christopher D. Funk, Ph.D., is currently a Research Associate at the Center for Character and Citizenship (CCC) and adjunct faculty in the Department of Education Sciences and Professional Programs (ESPP).  Dr. Funk’s expertise includes the fields of character education, sport psychology, and research methodologies.  He has authored and co-authored several articles on the intersection of character development and sport.

Dr. Funk currently serves as a member of the research team examining the efficacy of integrating servant-leadership based virtues into character education professional development for emerging school leaders.  This effort represents a synergy between two CCC projects, Cultivating Virtue in Leaders (CViL) and Character Education focused Emerging Leaders (CEEL), funded by the John Templeton Foundation (JTF) and the Kern Family Foundation (KFF), respectively.