Gina Anderson, Ed.D.

Associate Dean of Educator Preparation & Partnerships, TWU College of Professional Education

Professor, Curriculum & Instruction

Teacher Education

Gina Anderson, Ed.D.

Contact

ganderson@twu.edu
940-898-2980
SH 202G

Biography

Gina Anderson is the Associate Dean for Educator Preparation & Partnerships in the College of Professional Education.  She has served educational settings for more than 25 years in a number of additional roles, including elementary and middle school teacher, student teacher supervisor, university professor, program coordinator, and department chair. Anderson has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in curriculum, pedagogy, educational foundations, and diversity. Her early research focused on multicultural and discussion pedagogies, and she currently is investigating issues of recruitment, preparation, and retention of teacher candidates. Anderson's honors and awards include the Academic Exchange Quarterly Journal Editor's Choice Award, College of Professional Education Outstanding Teacher Award, College of Professional Education Outstanding Faculty Award for Academic Mentor/Advisor, Dr. G. Ann Uhlir Fellowship in Higher Education Administration, Academic Affairs Faculty Fellowship, and the Innovation in Academia Award.

Education

Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
M.S., Curriculum and Instruction, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
B.S., Education, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Expertise

Educator Recruitment; Preparation; Retention; Partnerships; Educator Preparation Program Advocacy; Accreditation and Assessment; Curriculum Design

Latest Articles

Defining and Measuring Excellence in the Changing World of Higher Education: Case Stories from Five Colleges of Education
Educational Renaissance (2018)
J. Nerren, C. Sinclair, N. Barker, M. Reid, G. Anderson

Intentional Online Discussions in Teacher Education
The Teacher Educator (2018)
Jody Piro, Gina Anderson

Transition from inservice to preservice teacher: Supporting, developing, and sustaining the 21st century educator.
Texas Teacher Education FORUM (2017)
Sarah McMahan, Rebecca R. Fredrickson, Gina Anderson

A typology for an online Socrates Cafe
Teachers College Record (2016)
J Piro, Gina Anderson

Managing the paradoxes of discussion pedagogy
Cogent Education (2015)
Judy Piro, Gina Anderson

Discussions in a Socrates Cafe: Implications for critical thinking in teacher education
Action in Teacher Research (2015)
Jody Piro, Gina Anderson

A partnership in pedagogy of process: Conversations about co-teaching critical analysis
Journal of Interdisciplinary Education, The (2015)
Gina Anderson, Jody Piro

A unique partnership between Junior Achievement and teacher education
The Teacher Educator (2015)
J Piro, G Anderson, R Fredrickson

Chapters

Integrated collaboratives: How can GYO programs be springboards to establish professional development schools?
in The NAPDS Nine Essentials in Action: Cases of Professional Development Schools | Information Age Publishing (2018)
Gina Anderson, R Valenta, s McMahan, R Fredrickson, Dunlap K

A case study investigating the demands and challenges of critical thinking instruction
in Case Studies: Working Through Current School Issues | Rowman and Littlefield Publishers (2017)
Gina Anderson, Jody Piro

Developing teacher dispositions in Socrates Cafe: Implications for English language learners.
in Professional Practice in Diverse Settings: Attitudes and Dispositions that Facilitate Success | Canh Nam Publishers, Inc. (2015)
Gina Anderson, Jody Piro

Recent Presentations

Educator preparation advisory committee (EPAC) discussion
Texas Association of Teacher Educators (2021)
Podium | E. Ward, Gina Anderson, S. Sharp

From proposal to accreditation commission decision: A discussion of the quality assurance process
Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (2021)
Round Table | C. Graham Brown, D. Hadley, S. Read, T. Taber Doughty, Gina Anderson

The challenges and rewards of co-chairing a department: Lessons learned from leaders in the middle
Academic Chairpersons Conference (2021)
Paper | L. Trujillo-Jenks, Gina Anderson

Building and sustaining a healthy and thriving department
Academic Chairpersons Conference (2021)
Paper | L. Trujillo-Jenks, Gina Anderson

Disrupting inequities through continuous improvement of a grow-your-own partnership
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (2020)
Paper | Gina Anderson, R. Fredrickson, S. McMahan, B. Bush, K. Dunlap

From dinner to dynamic: The evolution of ADoT to support mid-level leaders in Texas educator preparation
Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities (2020)
Podium | C. Cherry, S. Hendricks, J. Nerren, Gina Anderson, P. Werner

Boundary-spanning within the third space: Building relationships and trust within a grow-your-own (GYO) teacher pathway program
Association of Teacher Educators (2019)
Paper | Gina Anderson, R Fredrickson, Dunlap K, McMahan S, B Bush

The power and vulnerability of stakeholder partnerships: Current reflections of a grow-your-own (GYO) collaboration
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (2019)
Paper | Gina Anderson, R Fredrickson, S McMahan, K Dunlap, B Bush

Vocational talk
Denton Rotary Club (2019)
Podium | Gina Anderson

The missing link: Mentoring leadership in academia
Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education (2019)
Paper | R. Garza, Gina Anderson, S. Hendricks, C. Sinclair, P. Werner

Addressing inequities through partnerships, policies, and practices in a challenging context: Approaches of four educator preparation programs in colleges of education
Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities (2019)
Paper | Gina Anderson, J. Nerren, C. Sinclair, P. Werner

Enhancing teacher success following completion of an EPP: Supporting new teachers as they transition into the first year of teaching
Texas Association of Teacher Educators (2019)
Paper | S. McMahan, R. Fredrickson, K. Dunlap, A. Hurlbut, Gina Anderson

Challenges and successes of a grow-your-own program with a yearlong clinical student teaching residency
Texas Association of Teacher Educators (2019)
Paper | Gina Anderson, S. McMahan, B. Bush

Moving outside the walls of the university: Enrichment for preservice teachers through experiential learning activities
Texas Association of Teacher Educators (2019)
Paper | R. Fredrickson, S. McMahan, K. Dunlap, A. Hurlbut, Gina Anderson

The power and vulnerability of stakeholder partnerships: Current reflections of a grow-your-own (GYO) collaboration
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (2019)
Paper | Gina Anderson, R. Fredrickson, K. Dunlap, S. McMahan, B. Bush

Boundary-spanning within the third space: Building relationships and trust within a grow-your-own (GYO) teacher pathway program
Association of Teacher Educators (2019)
Paper | Gina Anderson, R. Fredrickson, K. Dunlap, S. McMahan, B. Bush

It is more than just preparation: Supporting candidates during the transition into the first year of teaching
Association of Teacher Educators (2019)
Paper | S. McMahan, R. Fredrickson, K. Dunlap, Gina Anderson, A. Hurlbut

Outcomes of a TEA grow-your-own (GYO) pathway three grant program
Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education (2019)
Paper | Gina Anderson, B. Bush, S. McMahan

Embracing change through partnerships: Reaffirming the goals of a grow-your-own program
Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education (2018)
Paper | Gina Anderson, R Fredrickson, K Dunlap, S McMahan, B Bush

Shared knowledge and advocacy through meaningful community partnerships
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (2018)
Paper | Gina Anderson, R. Fredrickson, K. Dunlap, S. McMahan, B. Bush

Advocacy groups in action: TxATE as a model
Association of Teacher Educators (2018)
Paper | D. Shulsky, C. Bledsoe, K. Dickerson, Gina Anderson, R. Fredrickson

Creating initiatives that support beginning teachers to meet the needs of diverse learners in 21st century schools
Association of Teacher Educators (2018)
Paper | S. McMahan, R. Fredrickson, K. Dunlap, Gina Anderson

Agenda item #11 on the teacher certification redesign.
State Board for Educator Certification (2018)
Podium | Gina Anderson

Teach Denton integrated collaborative: A school-university partnership supporting teacher pathways and teacher effectiveness
Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities (2018)
Paper | L Huffman, G Anderson

Teach Denton integrated collaborative briefing
City of Denton TWU Meeting (2018)
Podium | Gina Anderson

Disequilibrium in democratic partnerships: Navigating the 'third space' within a grow-your-own teacher pathway program
Curriculum and Pedagogy Group (2018)
Paper | Gina Anderson, R Fredrickson, K Dunlap, S McMahan, B Bush

Advocacy groups in action: TxATE as a model
Association of Teacher Educators (2018)
Paper | D Shulsky, C Bledsoe, K Dickerson, Anderson G, R Fredrickson

Re-Imagining educator preparation through democratic partnerships: An integrated collaborative between a school district, university educator preparation program, community college, and an alternative certification program.
Association of Teacher Educators (2018)
Paper | Gina Anderson, R Fredrickson, K Dunlap, S McMahan, B Bush

Teach Denton integrated collaborative: Teacher pathways and teacher effectiveness at Texas Woman's University
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Annual Meeting (2018)
Podium | Gina Anderson

School district and university partnerships: Strengthening the grow-your-own program pipeline to enhance teacher recruitment and retention
Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) (2017)
Paper | Gina Anderson, Rebecca Fredrickson, Karen Dunlap, Sarah McMahan

Supporting beginning teachers: The importance of faculty mentoring
Texas Association of Teacher Educators (2017)
Paper | S. McMahan, R. Fredrickson, K. Dunlap, Gina Anderson

Recruiting teachers through a GYO partnership
Texas Association of Teacher Educators (2017)
Paper | Gina Anderson, K. Dunlap, R. Fredrickson, S. McMahan

Democratic partnerships and possibilities: An integrated collaborative between a school district, university educator preparation program, community college, and an alternative certification program
Curriculum and Pedagogy Group (2017)
Paper | Gina Anderson, R. Fredrickson, K. Dunlap, S. McMahan, B. Bush

Progressive partnerships: An integrated collaborative between a school district, university educator preparation program, community college, and an alternative certification program
Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education (2017)
Paper | Gina Anderson, R. Fredrickson, K. Dunlap, S. McMahan, B. Bush

Defining and Measuring excellence in the changing world of higher education: The experience of five colleges of education
Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities (2017)
Paper | J. Nerren, C. Sinclair, J. Barber, M. Reid, Gina Anderson

Recruitment advocacy groups
Texas Association of Teacher Educators (2017)
Paper | Gina Anderson, R. Fredrickson

The transformation of high school students to high quality teachers: The impact of school district-university partnerships on grow-your-own initiatives and teacher recruitment and retention.
Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education (CSOTTE) (2016)
Paper | Gina Anderson, Rebecca Fredrickson, Karen Dunlap, Sarah McMahan

An online discussion cafe typology: Progress, pitfalls, and potential.
American Educational Research Association Conference (AERA) (2016)
Paper | Jody Piro

Transformative learning online: Putting discussion back in the discussion board.
Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching & Learning (2016)
Paper | Becky Spencer, Gina Anderson

Social media instruction in teacher education: Research in progress.
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (2016)
Paper | Gina Anderson, Dan Krutka

Taking the next step: Retention and sustainability
Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) (2016)
Paper | Sarah McMahan, Rebecca Fredrickson, Karen Dunlap, Gina Anderson

Denton ISD education & training program partnership overview.
Commit to Dallas Educator Preparation Programs Summer Convening Meeting (2016)
Paper | Gina Anderson

Leveraging social media for collaborative learning: Pinterest, twitter, and more.
TWU Teaching and Learning Symposium (2015)
Paper | Dan Krutka, Gina Anderson, Karen Dunlap

Voices within Socrates Cafe: Pedagogy that supports diversity, democracy, and civil discourse.
Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) (2015)
Paper | Gina Anderson, Jody Piro

Tweeting, posting, and participating: Leveraging social media for professional visibility.
TWU Women in Higher Education Conference (2015)
Paper | Dan Krutka, Gina Anderson

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education
  • American Educational Research Association
  • Associate and Assistant Deans and Directors of Texas Colleges of Education
  • Association of Teacher Educators
  • Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Teacher Education Council for State Colleges and Universities
  • Texas Association for Teacher Educators
  • Texas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • Texas Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs

Honors & Awards

  • Quality Enhancement Program (QEP) Experiential Fellowship, TWU (2017)
  • Exemplary K-12 Partnership, Quest for Quality (2017)
  • Pioneer Teaching and Learning Academy Mentor, TWU (2016)
  • Phi Kappa Phi, TWU (2016)