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Amy Kavanaugh, EdD

Amy Kavanaugh, EdD

Amy Kavanaugh, EdD
Amy Kavanaugh, EdD

School of Education
Phone: (231) 591-3518
Email: [email protected]


  • EdD, Western Michigan University, Educational Leadership, Curriculum Leadership
  • MA, Western Michigan University, Educational Leadership
  • BA, Michigan State University, Elementary Education, Language Arts, Social Studies

Graduate/Post-Graduate Training

  • Training, The Power of Language, Rollins Center for Language and Literacy, Atlanta, GA
  • Training, Anti Racist Trauma Informed Practice in Pre K-12 Education, Michigan Virtual, MI
  • training, Phonics Fundamentals for Educators, SLD Read, Kalamazoo, MI, United States
  • Training, Picture This! Comprehension Strategies, SLD Read, Kalamazoo, MI, United States
  • Course Work, Special Education Endorsement, Ferris State University, BIG RAPIDS

Publications and Intellectual Contributions

  • College Open Textbook Review
    Kavanaugh, A. (2017). "Educational Research Review,"
  • Book Chapter
    Kavanaugh, A. (2013). "Issues in Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating Quality Rating Improvement Systems," Quality rating and improvement system for early care and education: Development implementation, evaluation and learning. New York, NY: Peter Lang.
  • Book Chapter
    Kavanaugh, A. (2013). "Quality Rating Improvement System: A National Scence," Quality rating and improvement system for early care and education; development, implementation, evaluation and learning. New York, NY: Peter Lang.
  • Journal Article
    Kavanaugh, A. "Effects of quality improvement system on child care centers," Journal of Research in Childhood Education. 25 (4). pp. 399-414.


  • Podcast
    Kavanaugh, A. (Leader), Stoetzel, L. (Discussant), A Dash of SaLT Podcast: Fresh discussions on Society and Learning Today. Seasoned with just the right touch of experts in education, and a dash of sociological imagination, "Ep 11: Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Glass Doors: Preparing teachers for diverse classrooms through professional conversation workshops on implicit bias with newly qualified teachers in the field," Trinity College Dublin, (June 13, 2021).
  • Oral Presentation
    Kitomary, A., Stoetzel, L., Kavanaugh, A., Great Lakes Regional Student Success Conference, "Culturally responsive teaching practices: Preparing students for tough conversations," (February 2021).
  • Poster
    Kavanaugh, A., International Literacy Association, "Academic Service Learning and Teacher Education," International Literacy Association, Austin, TX, (July 2018).
  • Oral Presentation
    Wakeel, F., Peterson, A., Rowan, J. A., Mahdi, G., Kavanaugh, A., Student Success Summit, "Social and Emotional Learning: What is it? Why does it matter? How might it be addressed," Retention and Student Success, Big Rapids, MI, (May 8, 2018).
  • Oral Presentation
    Kavanaugh, A., Symposium, "Social Emotional Learning at Ferris State University," Michigan Department of Education, Eastern Michigan University, (March 20, 2018).
  • Presentation
    Kavanaugh, A., Conley, K. (Author & Presenter), Charter School Teachers, "Literacy for the Middle Grades," Ferris State University Charter School Office, Big Rapids, MI, (February 2017).
  • Other
    Kavanaugh, A. (Author & Presenter), Conley, K. (Author & Presenter), Seminar, "Curriculum Camp for Teachers," Charter School Office, Big Rapids, Grand Rapids, MI, (June 2016).
  • Oral Presentation
    Kavanaugh, A., Chinese Visiting Faculty, "Motivation and Cooperation in the Classroom," Big Rapids, MI, (2015).
  • Oral Presentation
    Kavanaugh, A., Lilly Conference on Teaching and Learning, "Student Collaboration and Game Based Learning," Traverse City, MI, (October 2014).
  • Oral Presentation
    Kavanaugh, A., Grand Rapids Community College Teacher Education Seminar, "Teacher Candidate Portfolios," Grand Rapids, (March 2014).