Amanda M. Jungels is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service of NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She is also the Assistant Director of Faculty Programs and Services at the Center for Teaching and Learning at Columbia University. Amanda develops and delivers programming and services for faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and other instructors. Her areas of interest include the scholarship of teaching and learning, evidence-based assessment techniques, inclusive classroom practices, and reflective teaching practices.
Previously Amanda was a Postdoctoral Fellow and Qualitative Project Lead with the U.S. Army Public Health Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. As a Postdoctoral Fellow, she led a variety of different research projects, including the evaluation of educational programs for Soldiers on topics related to sexual assault, trauma, and sexual health. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Georgia State University in 2012. Her research focuses on sexuality and gender, including sex education across the life course, sexual violence, and cultural norms of privacy surrounding sexuality. While at Georgia State, Amanda taught introductory and advanced sociology classes on the topics of social problems, sexuality, and gender. She was the recipient of both of the Jacqueline Boles Teaching Fellowship and the Teaching Associate awards, which honor outstanding graduate student teaching. She is co-author of the book Focus on Social Problems: A Contemporary Reader with Oxford University Press (2016).
In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time cooking, practicing yoga, working on embroidery projects, and hanging out with her dog, Max Weber.