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 Amber Tankersley, Ph.D.

Amber Tankersley, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Discipline/Specialization: Child Development
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Office: 108 Family & Consumer Sciences Building
Phone: 620-235-4460

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About Dr. Amber Tankersley

My professional interests are in the areas of early childhood curriculum.  I truly enjoy working with young children and sharing in the responsibility of their early care and education.  I have worked with preschool age children and have been a director of preschool aged programs.  Through working with undergraduate child development majors I am able to share my experiences to help insure a fresh supply of excited child development professionals. 

Dr. Tankersley was a 2015 recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Awards for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Tankersley was the 2017 recipient of the Excellence in Advising Award for the College of Arts & Sciences.  Dr. Tankersley is designated as a Master Adviser at Pittsburg State University.


Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, Arkansas, U.S.A.

M.S., Elementary Education, Missouri State University, Missouri, U.S.A.

B.S., Elementary/Early Childhood Education, Missouri Southern State University, Missouri, U.S.A.

Areas of Interest

Research Interests

  • Play
  • Early childhood curriculum
  • Beginning teachers
  • Support for beginning teachers