Dr. Amber Beisly graduated with her Ph.D. in 2020 and spent two years as an assistant professor at Texas A & M-Corpus Christi. Before that, she spent over 13 years in Tulsa as an early childhood classroom teacher, developing an interest in inquiry-based instruction. As an early childhood teacher educator, Beisly is passionate about ensuring that her students are confident and capable teachers of math and science.
Her research examines the role of Approaches to Learning, an umbrella term describing the various ways in which children go about learning, in supporting children’s adjustment to a new school environment. Her research interests also include the role of technology in teacher education, particularly to improve communication with multilingual learners, preservice teacher identities as they influence their math/science teaching, and the development of children’s informal science theories. Beisly is also a diehard Sooners fan and particularly enjoys rooting on the football team.