Amanda Witte

Faculty Fellow | Project Manager | Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

 


Bio

Dr. Witte is the project manager for Learning Frontiers: PreK to Grade 3, a study investigating factors that promote early learning as well as the principal investigator on a pilot project for family-school partnership intervention training for rural educators. She is a key team member at the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools and has contributed to publications and presentations to promote understanding of the benefits of family-school partnerships. Dr. Witte delivers workshops on family-school partnerships to educators and service providers across North America and has led teams conducting large-scale educational research in communities across three states. She has collaborated with approximately 65 school districts to create mutually beneficial research partnerships.

Expertise

Landscape Architecture

Credentials

Doctorate, education, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Research Interests

Rural education
Rural family-school partnerships
Rural educator skills development

Grants

Principal Investigator. “Collaborative capacity building in rural Nebraska schools via technology: Teachers and parents as partners.” Rural Futures Institute. Grant Total: $49,986

Project Manager. “Early Learning Contexts in Rural and Urban Nebraska.” U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences. Principal Investigator: Susan M. Sheridan. Grant Total: $4,499,878 for five years.

Project Manager. “A Randomized Trial of Conjoint Behavioral Consultation (CBC) in Rural Educational Settings: Efficacy for Elementary Students with Disruptive Behavior.” U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Educational Sciences. Principal Investigator: Susan M. Sheridan. Grant Total: $2,999,994 for four years.

Publications

Wilson, K. and Curtis, S. October 2010. Service-Learning at Purdue University: A Five-Year Assessment: Faculty and Student Grant Programs. Purdue University Press.

Wilson, K. L. and Jurich, J. 2008. A longitudinal exploration of reciprocity: the role of commitment in sustaining a successful service-learning course in Ecuador. CELA Proceedings, Tempe, AZ.

Awards

Recipient of $400 travel grant from the Office of Research and Economic Development and the Office of Graduate Studies graduate student poster competition: The Impact of Parent–Teacher Relationships on Student Behavior During Intervention and One Year Later (Witte & Sheridan, 2014)

Recipient of the first place prize in the 2013 Rural Futures Conference graduate student poster competition: The Impact of Teacher Motivation for Intervention on Rural Student Behavioral Outcomes (Witte, Holmes, Coutts, & Sheridan, 2013)

Recipient of the 2012 Best Article of the Year Award from the National Association of School Psychologists/School Psychology Review: “A Randomized Trial Examining the Effects of Conjoint Behavioral Consultation and the Mediating Role of the Parent-Teacher Relationship” (Sheridan, Bovaird, Glover, Garbacz, Witte, & Kwon, 2012)