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Amanda Garrett, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Amanda Garrett

Amanda Garrett joined the Institute in 2017. As a research methodologist, she is responsible for designing research and evaluation projects, collecting and analyzing data, offering methodological expertise, and composing research briefs and manuscripts for dissemination. Her current projects include the Superintendents’ Early Childhood Plan and the Nebraska Early Childhood Workforce Commission. While completing her doctoral work in educational psychology, Garrett consulted for the Social and Behavioral Science Research Consortium at the University of Nebraska ΜΆ Lincoln, the College of Nursing at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and led the Office of Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research at UNL. She has taught in the field of early childhood education at Southeast Community College and was the site supervisor for a Community Learning Center while in Lincoln. Garrett completed her master’s degree in family and consumer sciences (now child, youth, and family studies) from UNL and earned her bachelor’s degree in family studies and human services from Kansas State University. 

Research Interests

  • Mixed methods research
  • Interview methods
  • Family school partnerships
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