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.