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Amber Simpson

Associate Professor

Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership


Amber Simpson joined the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership in 2017. She received her undergraduate degree in Mathematics, Secondary Education from East Tennessee State University, and her Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Specialist degree in Education Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University. Simpson spent five years as a high school mathematics teacher in Tennessee before returning to Clemson University to receive her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, Mathematics Education.


  • PhD, Clemson University
  • MEd, Lincoln Memorial University
  • BS, East Tennessee State University

Research Interests

  • Examining individual’s identity(ies) in one or more STEM disciplines
  • Understanding the role of making and tinkering in formal and informal learning environments
  • Investigating family engagement in and interactions around STEM-related activities

Research Profile

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae