University at Buffalo

Amanda Winkelsas (she/her)

Amanda Winkelsas

Director, UB Teacher Residency Program

Clinical Assistant Professor

LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION


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
awinkels@buffalo.edu


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 Publications:
Book:
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1177/14782103211044380
Book Chapter:
  • Winkelsas, A. & Neubauer, S. (2021). Teacher Education for Democracy & Teacher-Pupil Planning in Middle Level Social Studies. In K. Roney & R. Lipka (Eds.), Democratic Practices in Middle Grades Education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age.
Recent Presentations:
Conferences:
  • Gorlewski, J., Winkelsas, A., Rosenblith, S., Stone-Johnson, C., Etopio, E., Karalis-Noel, T., Seccia, A., Zhai, L., & Kearney, E. (2022). A case for change in teacher education: cultivating equity through a school-based residency program. [Roundtable Session]. AERA Annual Meeting, San Diego.;
  • Winkelsas, A., Maza, H., Etopio, E., Gorlewski, J., Rosenblith, S., Middleton, Y. (2022). An Inductive Approach to Designing Induction Support for Graduates of an Urban Teacher Residency Program. [Roundtable Session]. AERA Annual Meeting, San Diego.;
  • Winkelsas, A., Seccia, A., Etopio, E., Gorlewski, J., Rosenblith, S., Crump, G., & Middleton, Y. (2022). ‘We’re gonna walk this road together’: Relationality and Networked Communities in an Urban Teacher Residency. [Paper Session]. AERA Annual Meeting, San Diego.;
  • Winkelsas, A., Zhai, L., Seccia, A., & Cameron, C. (2021, Apr 8). Diversifying the Teaching Force in Urban Education—Lessons from the Inaugural Year of the UB Teacher Residency Program. University at Buffalo’s Living our Commitment: Inclusive Excellence Summit 2021, Buffalo, NY.;
  • Zhai, L., Seccia, A., Winkelsas, A., Etopio, E., Stone-Johnson, C., Shafaei, N., Rosenblith, S., & Gorlewski, J. (2021, Apr 9-12) Reflecting on Culturally and Linguistically Relevant Teaching Practice—A One-Year Teacher Residency Program. [Roundtable Session] AERA Annual Meeting, Virtual.;
Recent Grants:
Grant:
  • UB Teacher Residency Extension; Local; The Cullen Foundation; Awarded; (06/01/2022-05/31/2023)
  • Citizen Science Teachers: University at Buffalo (UB) Noyce Residency Scholars, National Science Foundation Noyce Program; Federal; National Science Foundation; Awarded; (05/24/2021-05/24/2021)
  • 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
awinkels@buffalo.edu