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Kreischer, Amber

Amber Kreischer

Assistant Professor of Practice
Department of Human Development and Family Sciences


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PhD in Human Development and Family Studies, May 2017. Iowa State University.

Master's degree in Education with a focus on Advanced Literacy, December 2012. Concordia University at Austin.

Bachelor's degree in Child and Adolescent Development with an emphasis on Young Children and Families, December 2009. San Francisco State University.

Dr. Kreischer currently studies children's peer interactions and teachers' use of children's literature in the classroom. She has also studied gender nonconformity, parental use of corporal punishment, and how/whether standards for new teachers align with the content and skills being taught in teacher education programs. 

Teaching Excellence Award. Spring 2017. Awarded by Iowa State University.

Peer Reviewed Conference Presentations
Kreischer, A., & Hurt, T. (2016, November). Parents Enrolled in Graduate Programs and Their
Experiences with Faculty. Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations
Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Kreischer, A. (2015, November). Child Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Outcomes Related to
Physical and Non-Physical Discipline. Poster presented at the National Council on
Family Relations Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Kreischer, A., & Maynard, C. (2014, June). Alignment of Quality Rating Systems and Teacher
Education Programs. Poster presented at the NAEYC 2014 National Institute for Early
Childhood Professional Development Conference, Minneapolis, MN.


Dr. Kreischer teaches at the Priscilla Pond Flawn Child and Family Laboratory in the Live Oak classroom. There, she teaches preschool-aged children while also teaching graduate and undergraduate students how to apply theory and research while interacting with young children.

She teaches HDF 313: Child Development in spring semesters and is developing a Gender and Sexuality course which she will begin teaching in fall semesters beginning Fall 2019.


HDFS 240: Children's Literature, 2016-2017. Iowa State University.