Dr. Amber Meyer is an Assistant Professor in the Teacher Education Department at Salisbury University. She holds a B.S. and Dual M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction and English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education, from the University of Wisconsin. She received her Ph.D. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education with a specialization in Language and Literacy Studies from Michigan State University.
Dr. Meyer began her career in education in 2000 working with Head Start as a family advocate for migrant workers. Later, she entered into the traditional world of teaching. She taught for nine years in urban and rural schools in Wisconsin in classrooms serving both language dominant and ELL/bilingual students. Her favorite grades to teach are kindergarten and second grade. From 2010-2015, she taught undergraduate and graduate courses in literacy methods and assessment at Michigan State University while completing her doctoral studies. Additionally, she worked intensely with student teachers during their fifth year, yearlong internship at their field placement by providing onsite feedback and coursework focused on individualized professional development instruction and further professional development coursework.
Dr. Meyer has presented her research at the annual conferences of the American Education Research Association, the Literacy Research Association, and the American Reading Forum. She has conducted small-scale (case studies) and large-scale (multi-site mixed methods) research projects. Her research interests are in improving teacher learning and professional development of elementary literacy teachers across the teacher development spectrum (preservice to in-service), supporting teachers to refine high-leverage practice (facilitate text-based discussions), and serving ELL students through research-based practices in literacy instruction.
Dr. Meyer loves living on the Eastern Shore. She enjoys traveling, hiking in nature, and discovering great food. Dr. Meyer is an animal lover, currently loving a rescued German Shephard, Santo.
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