Julie Albee, PhD

Vice President of Academic Administration
Distinguished Professor of Education

Dr. Julie Jackson Albee began teaching at HLGU in the fall of 2003 when God moved her family to Hannibal. “I have a passion for the Lord and for teaching and preparing future teachers for tomorrow’s classrooms. It is so exciting to see God work in the lives of our students through answered prayers, and to watch them develop into effective classroom teachers! Christian teachers have the added privilege of seeking God’s insight and wisdom into the specific needs of their students.”

Dr. Albee is married to Mark, pastor of Edgewood Baptist Church. They have three grown children: Tim, who is in corporate sales and lives in Kansas City, MO; Christina Argo (with son-in-law Jordan and grandchildren Moran, Logan, Emma, and Ephraim), who is a licensed professional clinical counselor in Arkadelphia, AR; and Ben (with wife Abby), who is a computer network engineer in Columbia, MO. Dr. Albee enjoys serving the Lord as a pastor’s wife, VBS teacher, and ladies’ Bible study coordinator.

Educational Background

  • Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Higher Order Literacy (Correction of Reading Difficulties) and Urban and Policy Studies in Higher Education, University of Missouri - Kansas City, MO, 2000
  • Master's in Professional Studies in Education (Gifted Education), Iowa State University, 1981
  • Bachelor's in Elementary Education, Missouri Western State University, 1976


  • International Literacy Association
  • Professors of Literacy and Teacher Education
  • Missouri State Teachers Association
  • Missouri Teaching Certification in Elementary Education and K-12 Math

Awards & Achievements

  • Distinguished Professor of Education from HLGU, 2020
  • Parkway Distinguished Professor, 2018, HLGU
  • Albee, J.J., Dennis, L., Mundle, J., & Smith, M. (2013, April). Research and persuade: What animal should be new at the zoo? (International Reading Association’s Outstanding Literacy Unit award) Literacy Research Panel: Evidence-based Practices for Literacy Education poster presentation at the 58th Annual International Reading Association Convention, San Antonio, TX.
  • Parkway Distinguished Professor, 2009, HLGU
  • Outstanding Faculty Member for 2003, Mortar Board Society, Northwest Missouri State University


  • Albee, J. J., Smith, M. L., Arnold, J. M., & Dennis, L. B. (2019). Digging Struggling Students Out of the Summer Reading Slump. The Reading Teacher, 73(3), 291-299.
  • Albee, J. J., & Smith, M. (2018, Spring). Best ways to engage with families. School and Community, 26- 32.
  • Textbook: Manzo, A. V., Manzo, U. C., & Albee, J. J. (2004). Reading assessment for diagnostic prescriptive teaching (2nd ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Publishing.
  • Numerous international, national, regional and local professional publications and presentations