- Assistant Professor
- Cato School of Education
Audrey J. Geste, PhD
Assistant Professor, Education Department
Cato School of Education
Dr. AJ Geste completed her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. This program focused on Urban Education addressing access and equity in educational opportunities for ethnically, socioeconomic and linguistically marginalized students and communities. Dr. Geste began her teaching career as an elementary school teacher in Western Australian. Subsequently she worked as a teacher trainer and curriculum developer in English language schools in Japan and as an elementary school teacher and assistant principal in the international school system in Japan.
Dr. Geste teaches Diversity in the Classroom, Children’s Literature, Foundations and Curriculum in Elementary Education, Educational Psychology, Integrating the Arts into the Curriculum and Classroom Management and Conflict Resolution. She has been instrumental in the establishment of Phi Beta Delta Honors Society for International Scholars at Queens University of Charlotte.
Her research focuses on empowering teachers and students to become independent, reflective and critical thinkers. Within this agenda she addresses issues of motivation, self-regulation and the promotion of educational resilience.
• Dip. Teach. – Elementary Education; Western Australian College of Advanced Education, Western Australia
• B. Ed. – Theater Arts; Edith Cowan University, Western Australia
• M.Ed. – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages; Edith Cowan University, Western Australia
• Ph.D. – Curriculum and Instruction; University of North Carolina at Charlotte