Amber Lynn Rowland, Ph.D.

Amber L. Rowland, Ph.D.

Amber Lynn Rowland

Amber Rowland, PhD, is an Assistant Research Professor with the Center for Research on Learning and Assistant Director of Professional Learning for the Advanced Learning Technologies (ALTEC) Division. She specializes in collaborative, practical and engaging adult professional learning with an emphasis on current instructional practices and the powerful integration of technology. She is particularly interested in the power of conversation in teacher learning and is constantly pursuing methods for tapping into the collaborative capacity of local faculty and staff.

Her experiences range from kindergarten to the college classroom where she has taught at multiple levels, both face-to-face and online. She has served as an instructional coach, technology integration specialist, media and online course developer, project manager for the Technology Rich Classroom, Title IID initiative in Kansas, and an instructor in the School of Education at the University of Kansas.

Dr. Rowland travels to local, state and national venues and conferences including ISTE, NSDC and CEC, working with educators on professional learning, digital-age instruction, Project Based Learning, distance education, and the general integration of technology. Amber was recognized as one of the 20 emerging leaders in education technology by the National School Boards Association “20 to Watch” initiative.

Assistant Research Professor,

Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Kansas, 2012
M.S., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Kansas, 2003
B.S., Elementary Education, University of Kansas, 2001

Contact Information


1122 West Campus Road
746 Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Lawrence, Kansas 66045



Intel® Teach Program – Master Teacher for the Essentials Course and Thinking with Technology Workshop

Intel® Teach Program – Online Instructor

Kansas Elementary Teaching Certificate K-9

Recent Publications

Craig-Hare, J., Rowland, A., & Ault, M. (in review). Learning Science with Social Media. In I. Levin & D. Tsybulsky (Eds.), Digital Tools and Solutions for Inquiry-Based STEM Learning (pp. 399-431). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference (IGI Global).

Rowland, A. (in review). Treatment Integrity. In B. Frey (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation.

Smith, S. J. & Rowland, A. (2016). Improving Technology Applications Through Writing Instruction: Multi-tasking at its best.  Closing the Gap. Oct/Nov 2016 35(4): 9-14.

Greer, D. L., Rowland, A., & Smith, S. J. (2014). Critical considerations for teaching students with disabilities in online environments.  TEACHING Exceptional Children. May/June 2014 46: 79-91.

Rowland, A. (2012). Exploring How Conversations Meet Teacher Learning Needs (Doctoral dissertation).  Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database. (UMI No. 3504065)