Amanda M. Rudolph has been an educator for almost twenty years. After graduating from Trinity University, she taught high school and junior high drama until she began her doctoral work at University of Arkansas. Since then she has worked at Stephen F. Austin State University as a professor in Secondary Education. Her passion is preparing preservice teachers to become leaders in the classrooms of tomorrow.
As an education professor, Dr. Rudolph has served as a Board Member for the Association of Teacher Educators. She has also been President of the Texas Association of Teacher Educators and served on the Board and as Chair of the Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education. Currently, she is serving her second term on the Educator Preparation Advisory Committee for the Texas Education Agency. She has also published two books, one on classroom management and one on education reform.
Dr. Rudolph is also a proud mother of three. She and her husband, Joel, have a son Connor (12), and two daughters Chloe (10) and Calla (7). The family lives in Nacogdoches and attends First United Methodist Church.