University at Buffalo

Amanda Winkelsas (she/her)

Amanda Winkelsas

Director, UB Teacher Residency Program

Clinical Assistant Professor


Specialty/Research Focus

Access and Equity; English Education; Diversity; Literacy; Educator Preparation; 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)
Recent Publications:
  • Gorlewski, J., Winkelsas, A., Rosenblith, S., Stone-Johnson, C., Etopio, E., Gorlewski, D., Karalis Noel, T., A Finocchio, B., Seccia, A., Zhai, L., Kearney, E., Liu, X., Shafaei, N., & Shedrick, T. (2021). A case for change in teacher preparation: Developing community-based residency programs. New York: Routledge.
Journal Article:
  • Etopio, E., Winkelsas, A., Jo, S., Karalis Noel, T., Kearney, E., & Gorlewski, J. (2022). Eden’s Garden: A cultivator’s chronicle. Policy Futures in Education.
Book Chapter:
  • Gorlewski, J., Karalis-Noel, T., & Winkelsas, A. (2022). Disruptive synergy: Reframing the policy-practice discourse to transform teacher education. In Goodwyn et al. (Eds.), Educating English Teachers: From novice to expert, international perspectives on the professional development of English Teachers. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Winkelsas, A., Karalis Noel, T., Gorlewski, J. & Etopio, E. (2022). Enacting care in collaboration as teacher educators during COVID. In M. Shoffner & A. Webb (Eds.), Care after COVID. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Radford, S., Pointer, K., Rosenblith, S., & Winkelsas, A. (2022, November 25). A commonsense solution to the bus driver shortage exists and must be implemented. Buffalo News, Another Voice. Retrieved from
Recent Presentations:
  • Etopio, E., Winkelsas, A., Crump, G., and Harris, M. (2022). Walking the road together: Solidarity in an Urban Teacher Residency. NYS Association for Teacher Education/NYS Association of Colleges of Teacher Education Annual Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY.;
  • Heidelburg, K., Kearney, E., Winkelsas, A., Maza, H., Rosenblith, S., Gorlewski, J., Etopio, E. (2023). Exploring culturally responsive classroom management self-efficacy and social justice beliefs among teacher residents. Paper accepted for the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL.;
  • Rosenblith, S., Winkelsas, A., Gorlewski, J., Etopio, E. Crump, G., Harris, M., & Favors, S. (2022). Walking the Road Together: Relationality and Community in an Urban Teacher Residency. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Studies Association (AESA), Pittsburgh, PA.;
  • Winkelsas, A. & Etopio, E. (2022). Inclusive, connected communities of practices: challenges and affordances of residency innovations. US Department of Education Effective Educator Development Summit, Washington, D.C.;
  • Winkelsas, A., Rosenblith, S., Maza, H., Gorlewski, J., Seccia, A., Heidelberg, K, Etopio, E., & Kearney, E. (2023). Pairing mentor teachers and residents: a pivotal component in experience, development, and teacher preparation. Paper accepted for the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL.;
Recent Grants:
  • UBTR SEED: Tiered Professional Learning for Inclusive & Equitable Educator Practice, US Department of Education Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) Grant Program; Federal; US Department of Education; Awarded; (10/01/2022-09/30/2025)
  • Citizen Science Teachers: University at Buffalo (UB) Noyce Residency Scholars, National Science Foundation Noyce Program; Federal; National Science Foundation; Awarded; (07/01/2021-06/30/2026)

Contact Information

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