Beth Kubitskey

A photo of Beth Kubitskey.

Associate Dean of Students and Curriculum

Academic Services

206 John W. Porter Building

734.487.1416

[email protected]

Education

  • Ph.D., Education Studies, Teacher Education, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2006
  • M.S., Physics Education, Eastern Michigan University, 1995
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 1987

Biography

Beth Kubitskey, Ph.D., joined the College of Education’s leadership team in 2013. As Associate Dean of Students and Curriculum, Dr. Kubitskey is instrumental in executing the COE’s strategic vision, and her primary duties include faculty development, the oversight of state- and university- level reporting, and the coordination of resources and support staff. Responsible for state and national compliance, she serves as the liaison between the COE and the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) and the Council of Accreditation and Educator Preparation (CAEP). Dr. Kubitskey also represents the COE at the Michigan Association of Colleges of Teachers Education and is an active member of the Women in Leadership action group of the American Association of Teacher Education. 

With a passion for the sciences, Dr. Kubitskey first began her career in education as a secondary physics and mathematics teacher, and before joining the COE’s leadership team, she was an associate professor of physics. She has been involved in educator preparation, professional mentoring, and curriculum design and implementation across K-12 and university settings. Dr. Kubitskey served as a science content planning team specialist for a curriculum development and instructional support project funded by the Science and Mathematics Management (SAM3). She also participated in a nation-wide research partnership funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to explore online professional development programs. Her scholarly interests have focused on teacher development, and in 2008, she was awarded the American Association of Teacher Education Outstanding Dissertation Award. More recently, her research has expanded to include the development of preservice teachers, and she continues to be actively involved in the science education community.

Selected Publications

  • Richmond, G., Dershimer, R. C., Ferreira, M., Maylone, N., Kubitskey, B., & Meriweather, A. (2017). Developing and sustaining an educative mentoring model of STEM teacher professional development through collaborative partnership. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 25(1), 5-26. doi:10.1080/13611267.2017.1308097
  • Fishman, B., Konstantopoulos, S., Kubitskey, B. W., Vath, R., Park, G., Johnson, H., & Edelson, D. (2014). The future of professional development will be designed, not discovered: Response to Moon, Passmore, Reiser, and Michaels, “Beyond comparisons of online versus face-to-face PD”. Journal of Teacher Education, 65(3), 261-264. doi:10.1177/0022487113518440
  • Kubitskey, B., Fishman, B., Johnson, H., Mawyer, K., & Edelson, D. (2014). Curriculum-aligned professional development for geospatial education. Teaching science and investigating environmental issues with geospatial technology (pp. 153-171) Springer.
  • Fishman, B., Konstantopoulos, S., Kubitskey, B. W., Vath, R., Park, G., Johnson, H., & Edelson, D. C. (2013). Comparing the impact of online and face-to-face professional development in the context of curriculum implementation. Journal of Teacher Education, 64(5), 426-438. doi:10.1177/0022487113494413
  • Kubitskey, B. W., Vath, R. J., Johnson, H. J., Fishman, B. J., Konstantopoulos, S., & Park, G. J. (2012). Examining study attrition: Implications for experimental research on professional development doi://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2011.11.008

Teaching

  • Eastern Michigan University, Associate Professor of Physics, 2012-2013
  • Eastern Michigan University, Assistant Professor of Physics, 2007-2012
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2006-2007
  • Thurston H.S., Redford, MI, Physics, Physical Science, & Math Teacher, 1990-1994

Research Interests

  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Preservice Teacher Development

Selected Presentation

  • Kubitskey, B. & Fishman, B. J. (2006). A role for professional development in sustainability: Linking the written curriculum to enactment. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Learning Sciences, 363-369. 

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Teacher Education
  • Michigan Association of Colleges of Teachers Education
  • Women in Philanthropy-EMU