AMLE Committees

The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) Board of Trustees has designated the following advisory and review committees to guide the work of the association.

Research Advisory Committee
The AMLE Research Advisory Committee supports the Association for Middle Level Education as a voice for middle grades education and young adolescents by advising the association regarding research-based, credible evidence. In support of AMLE's commitment to research the Research Advisory Committee (a) promotes and disseminates research; (b) encourages practitioners to become more involved in inquiry as consumers, collaborators, and practitioner-researchers; (c) establishes networks with organizations that promote and conduct research about young adolescents; and (d) advocates collaborative research efforts that draw from many disciplines and reflect multiple perspectives. View Committee Members

Professional Preparation Advisory Committee
The Professional Preparation Advisory Committee provides leadership to professional educators with regard to middle school teacher preparation licensure, and National Board Certification. The committee's goals are to serve the needs of middle school teacher educators through professional development activities; promote growth in the number and quality of middle school teacher preparation programs; promote separate and distinct middle school licensure; monitor the development, revision, and implementation of the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) Standards on Middle Level Teacher Preparation; maintain active involvement with the Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Preparation (CAEP); act as liaison with other professional teacher education associations; support the effort of other AMLE committees regarding middle school teacher education; assist in the promotion of AMLE publications relating to middle school teacher preparation and licensure; and support the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards by providing input into the development and implementation of all standards relating to middle level education. View Committee Members


Additionally, the association has opportunities to serve as a reviewer or advisor for a variety of programs. Below are current opportunities:

Review program submissions for events — Contact Dena Harrison at dharrison@amle.org

Research Advisory Committee

Committee Members

Mathew J. Moulton, Chair
Assistant Professor
Indiana State University

David Strahan
Professor
Western Carolina University

Gayle Andrews
Professor
Athens, GA

David Virtue
Professor
University of South Carolina

Lisa Harrison
Assistant Professor
Ohio University

Ellis Hurd
Associate Professor
Illinois State University

Christine Thielen
Teacher
Chicago, IL

Dana Bickmore
Associate Professor
Louisiana State University

Will Waidelich
Executive Director, AMLE
Westerville, OH

Cheryl Ellerbrock
Professor
University of South Florida

Alicia Wenzel
Assistant Professor
Western Oregon University

Joanne Previts
Associate Professor
Georgia College and State University

Kathleen Brinegar
Professor
Northern Vermont University

Professional Preparation Advisory Committee

Committee Members

Penny Howell, Chair
Professor
University of Louisville

Shawn Faulkner
University Administrator
Northern Kentucky University

Lisa Harrison
Assistant Professor
Ohio University

Jeanneine P. Jones
Professor
University of NC at Charlotte

Christine Thielen
Teacher
Chicago, IL

Kim Winter
Associate Dean
Western Carolina University

Lienne Medford
Professor
Clemson University

Will Waidelich
Executive Director, AMLE
Westerville, OH