Amanda Leary is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Notre Dame Learning | Kaneb Center for Teaching Excellence, where she focuses on inclusive teaching. Amanda uses narrative-based approaches to create classroom spaces where lived experience—both of those represented in the classroom and in larger society—is respected, valued, and belongs. She is committed to ensuring all students have the opportunity to thrive in higher education.
Amanda comes into the postdoc after having spent a year and a half as the program administrative specialist with Notre Dame Learning, where she supported the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs dedicated to teaching excellence and innovation.
She holds a Ph.D. in medieval literature from Purdue University, an M.A. in the history of Christianity from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. in English from Valparaiso University. She is an experienced composition instructor and has lots of thoughts about teaching writing. Her research focuses on the way the stories we tell to and about one another contribute to and shape issues of identity and representation.
Ask me about: Inclusive Teaching, Narrative Pedagogy, Writing Pedagogy
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