Amanda Gilbert, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Education

Program: Education

Phone: 419-783-2473

Email: agilbert@defiance.edu

Amanda Gilbert

TEACHING INTERESTS

Science education, inquiry and project based teaching strategies, middle childhood education

RESEARCH EXPERIENCES

Data collection, analysis and reporting on various aspects of the NSF grant-funded NURTURES project, presentations at national and international conferences, research on the impact of family involvement on student performance, impact of professional development on pedagogy, and impact of professional development on student performance

PUBLICATIONS

Gilbert, A., Bloomquist, D., & Czerniak, C. M. (April 2016). Using mathematical and computational thinking in early grades science classrooms: The need for high quality professional development. School Science and Mathematics.

Reinhart, M., Bloomquist, D., Strickler-Eppard, L., Czerniak, C. M., Gilbert, A., Kaderavek, J. & Molitor, S.C. (2016). Taking science home: Connecting schools and families through science activity packs for young children. School Science and Mathematics, 116(1), 3–16.

Strickler-Eppard, L., Bloomquist, D., Gilbert, A., Reinhart, M., & Czerniak, C. (2016). Research to Practice, Taking science home: Connecting schools and families through early childhood science activity packs for young children. School Science and Mathematics Association.

ACADEMIC DEGREES

Ph.D. of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Science Education, The University of Toledo (2016)
M.A.E. in Curriculum & Instruction, The University of Toledo (2011)
B.S. of Education in Middle Childhood Education with a concentration in Science and Reading/Language Arts, The University of Toledo (2006)