Amanda Albert is an instructional specialist who partners with faculty and staff in Arts & Sciences to design and develop innovative remote and technology-assisted instructional content. She provides direct consultation on course design and best practices on topics of interest including interactive engagement, digital pedagogy, and inclusive teaching strategies. She came to WashU as a librarian three years ago, and her passion for instructional design work grew as she worked closely with faculty to build their courses.
As a teacher, Amanda strives to reach the whole student, creating a brave space for the class to explore challenging ideas and concepts. She practices critical pedagogy, paying attention to power structures both in the classroom and within academic disciplines. She’s passionate about social justice in education, and the impact of higher education on society. Amanda was born in St. Louis City and continues to be a city girl through and through. She currently lives with her husband, toddler, two dogs, and six chickens in Tower Grove East. When she’s not teaching or designing, she’s in her backyard urban farm with her family or reading in her hammock.