Amanda O. Latz, Ed.D.

Amanda O. Latz, Ed.D.

Dr. Amanda O. Latz is an Assistant Professor of Adult, Higher, and Community Education in the department of Educational Studies at Ball State University where she teaches a variety of graduate-level courses. She holds a BS in sociology with a minor in human resource development from James Madison University (2001), an MA in higher education administration from Appalachian State University (2006), and an Ed.D. in Adult, Higher, and Community Education (2011) as well as a Certificate in College and University Teaching (2009) from Ball State University. Her dissertation, titled Understanding the Educational Lives of Community college Students through Photovoice, was funded in part by the Myra Sadker Dissertation Award.

Her research interests reside in the following areas: the lived experiences of individuals involved within the community college setting, particularly students and faculty; qualitative research methods; the scholarship of teaching and learning, especially innovative pedagogies; college and university faculty development; collegiate athletics; gender, social class, popular culture and education; and gifted education. She has presented her research and theoretical papers at a number of national and international conferences. In addition, her work has appeared in a variety of peer-reviewed journals such as Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal, Journal for the Study of Sports & Athletes in Education, Journal for the Education of the Gifted, and Academic Exchange Quarterly.

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