Amy S. Gaumer Erickson University of Kansas, USA
Amy S. Gaumer Erickson, Ph.D.
is an associate research professor at the University of Kansas. Her work focuses on the implementation of evidence-based instructional practices, within a Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), that empower students with and without disabilities to become socially and emotionally engaged, career-equipped, lifelong learners. Through her collaboration with state departments of education, Dr. Gaumer Erickson designs high-quality professional learning and implements evaluations that track the fidelity of implementation, as well as the short-term, intermediate, and long-term outcomes and impacts. Gaumer Erickson has taught at the middle and high school levels and within urban, suburban, charter, and alternative schools. She also has a passion for rural schools, growing up in a farming community of 1500 people. Gaumer Erickson has published numerous articles, measures, and books and has been providing high-quality professional development to thousands of secondary-level educators across multiple states for over a decade, learning from these educators through a practice-based research approach.