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Esther Alcindor, Ph.D.

Chair of Early and Elementary Education, School of Education





  • Certificate: Mathematics Certificate, University of Lynchburg
  • Ph.D.  in Higher Education, Regent University
  • M.Ed. in Secondary Education, Liberty University
  • B.S. in General Studies with Teacher Licensure, Liberty University
  • Diploma in Biblical Studies, Diploma in Missions and Evangelism, Word of Life Bible Institute


Courses Taught

  • EDUC 225: Instructional Design: Elementary
  • EDUC 226: Instructional Design Practicum: Elementary
  • EDUC 235: Content Instructional Design
  • EDUC 236: Content Instructional Design Practicum: Secondary
  • EDUC 317: Elementary Reading/Language Arts Practicum
  • EDUC 323: Teaching Elementary Math
  • EDUC 410: Elementary School Curriculum
  • EDUC 518: Educational Research and Assessment
  • EDUC 623: Principles of Behavior Management
  • MATH 110: Intermediate Algebra


Professional Memberships

  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Kappa Delta Pi; Piedmont Area Reading Council
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Association of Teacher Educators in Virginia
  • Council for Exceptional Children



Dr. Esther Alcindor serves as a full-time faculty member at Liberty University and is the Chair of Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She began her career as an elementary school teacher, later becoming a secondary educator and specializing in this area with a focus on mathematics.  After many years of teaching in the K-12 setting, Dr. Alcindor transitioned to higher education, where she enjoys developing teacher candidates who are preparing to enter the teaching profession.


Research Interests

  • Math self-efficacy and math anxiety
  • Urban education