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.
Recent Presentations:
  • 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.;
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)

Contact Information

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