University at Buffalo

Amanda Winkelsas

Amanda Winkelsas

Director, UB Teacher Residency Program

Clinical Assistant Professor


Specialty/Research Focus

Access and Equity; Diversity; English Education; Educator Preparation; Literacy; Race, Inequality, and Education; Urban Education

Contact Information
505 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-2455

Professional Summary:

My teaching and research efforts focus on both cultivating diversity in the teaching profession and preparing teachers to work with diverse students in historically under-served schools. I am interested in innovative, community-centered models of teacher education and understanding the impact of such models on teacher quality, diversity, and retention.

Education and Training:
  • Ph.D., City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center, Urban Education (2014)
  • M.S.Ed., Fordham University, Curriculum & Instruction, Literacy Specialization (2005)
  • B.A., Canisius College, Secondary English Education (2003)
Awards and Honors:
  • Public Research Fellow; Partnership for the Public Good; 2020-06-12;
Recent Presentations:
Invited Lectures:
  • Winkelsas, A. (2019). Invited Panelist, “Retention, Attrition, and Multilingual Education in Buffalo,” Canisius College, Buffalo, NY.;
  • Rosenblith, S., Gorlewski, J., Etopio, E., Stone-Johnson, C. & Winkelsas, A. (2019). Dare We Adopt a Justice Oriented Approach to Teacher Preparation? Re-Centering Students, Schools, and Communities. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Studies Association, Baltimore, MD.;
  • Winkelsas, A., Zhai, L., Etopio, E., Gorlewski, J., Rosenblith, S. N. & Shafaei, N. (2020, Apr 17 - 21) "We're Here, but Y'all Don't Make It Easy": Barriers and Opportunities for Diversifying the Profession [Paper Session]. AERA Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA (Conference Canceled);
  • Winkelsas, A., Zhai, L., Shafaei, N., & Cameron, C. (2020). Diversifying the Teaching Force in Urban Education—Lessons from the Inaugural Year of the UB Teacher Residency Program. Proposal accepted for the University at Buffalo’s Living our Commitment: Inclusive Excellence Summit 2020, Buffalo, NY.;
Recent Grants:
  • TeachNY Implementation Fund: Teaching and Learning throughout the Clinical Practice Continuum (2019), Collaborating to Create Virtual Reality Experiences for Shaping Teacher Candidates' Professional Dispositions. PI: Kearney, E. Co-PIs: Gorlewski, J., Etopio, E., Rosenblith, S. & Winkelsas, A. ($50,000); State; TeachNY Implementation Fund; Awarded; (08/01/2020-05/31/2021)

Contact Information

505 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-2455