PhD Michigan State University: Teacher Education
Amy Guenther is an assistant professor in the Office of Medical Education Research and Development (OMERAD). She earned her PhD in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education in MSU's College of Education and also holds advanced degrees in educational leadership and curriculum development. Drawing on these degrees and her experiences as a PK-12 teacher, instructional coach, and administrator, Dr. Guenther designs and delivers professional learning experiences that focus on effective instructional practices in post-secondary and field settings. Currently, she is facilitating a learning community of faculty physicians in action research on their teaching practices, coaching medical educators in ambitious instruction in small group settings, and designing online modules that support physicians and residents in providing meaningful clinical experiences for medical students.
Dr. Guenther’s research interests include examining effective ways to support medical educators in providing ambitious instruction, influences of leadership on medical educators’ instructional practices, and instructional practices that effectively support the learning of medical students from traditionally marginalized populations.