Department of Teacher Education
Faculty Center 236
Originally from the Buffalo-Niagara Region of New York, Dr. Kimberly S. Reinhardt earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education with a specialization in English from Niagara University. While living in Boston, Dr. Reinhardt pursued her Master of Education degree in Policy, Planning, and Administration. Dr. Reinhardt earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Teaching & Teacher Education from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.
Dr. Reinhardt brings 20 years of experience in education to her position at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Her experience as a high school English teacher and academic coach fueled her passion for teacher education. Her research is focused on school-university partnerships with a particular interest in working with the clinical teachers who support preservice teachers during their field placements. Her upcoming projects include working to create professional development for the clinical teachers who work with the TAMUCC field-based courses. Her recent study, "Mentor teachers: Internalization of role, externalization of practices and the relational agency of preparation aimed to reveal the type of support clinical based teachers value as they conceptualize their role in teacher preparation.
Dr. Reinhardt's vita (pdf)