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Dr. Amanda Neuber

Director

amanda@temple.edu
(she/her)

Amanda has been with Temple University since 2005. Her first position was in the Department of Psychology conducting early childhood literacy research. In the summer of 2006, she was hired as an Academic Advisor in the Honors Program and became the Associate Director in 2008. Amanda was promoted to Director of Temple Honors in 2021.

In addition to her role in Honors, Amanda serves as an adjunct assistant professor in the College of Education and Human Development and in the Department of Psychology.  She currently teaches Honors Introduction to Psychology, and her previous courses include Developmental Psychology, Honors Motivation and Identity, Honors Tweens and Teens, and Equity and Access in Higher Education. 

Amanda earned her B.S. in Psychology and M.S. in Social Psychology from Saint Joseph’s University, and her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Temple. Her research focuses on the motivation and identity of high-achieving students, with emphasis on how students make meaning of being “smart” and subsequent emotions and behaviors. She is the former Chair of the NACADA High-Achieving Students Advising Community, has presented at NACADA, NCHC, AERA, and ACPA, and this fall she will discuss her findings related to self-regulated learning strategies of high-ability students at the inaugural meeting of the World Giftedness Center.  

Amanda was awarded the Temple University Outstanding New Advisor Award in 2008 and won the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) award for Outstanding New Advisor in 2009. In 2018 she was the recipient of the Temple University College of Education Adjunct Instructor Award.

In addition to her work with and for Honors students, Amanda champions the effective training of professional academic advisors. She created Temple’s Advisor Development Program and her chapter on the theoretical foundations of learning comes out in the NACADA Advisor Development and Training Book early next year. 

Born and raised in South Jersey, Amanda now lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two daughters. In her spare time, Amanda is an avid photographer and has more recently become an accidental sunflower farmer. Feel free to ask more! 

Talk to Amanda about: 

Time management and self-regulation techniques
Photography + Cameras
Her ridiculously adorable children
How much she loves "lists" 
The fact that animal print is a neutral
The only color you need in your wardrobe is black

Recent Publications and Research

  • Kaplan, A., Neuber, A., Garner, J. (2020) An identity systems perspective on high ability in self-regulated learning. High Ability Studies DOI: 10.1080/13598139.2020.1568830
  • Neuber, A. (2019) The Meaning of Being Smart: An Identity Study of First-Year Honors College Students. Temple University. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing. 
  • Kaplan, A., Neuber, A. (December, 2018) A Teacher Identity Perspective on Beliefs that Hinder Explicit Instruction of Self-Regulated Learning Strategies. AERA SSRL SIG Times Magazine, 1(8), p. 8.