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, 2004
M.S., Curriculum and Instruction, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, 1991
B.S., Education, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 1989

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

Conversations in Socrates café: Scaffolding critical thinking via Socratic questioning and dialogues
New Horizons for Learning (2014)
Gina Anderson, J Piro

Chapters

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

Developing teacher dispositions in Socrates Café: Implications for English language learners.
in Professional Practice in Diverse Settings: Attitudes and Dispositions that Facilitate Success | Cahn Nam Publishers (2014)
Gina Anderson, J Piro

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education
  • American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies
  • American Educational Research Association
  • Associate and Assistant Deans and Directors of Texas Colleges of Education
  • Association of Teacher Educators
  • Curriculum & Pedagogy Group
  • International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Teacher Education Council for State Colleges and Universities
  • Texas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • Texas Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs

Honors & Awards

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