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Jan Riggsbee

Jan Riggsbee, Director of the Program in Education and Associate Professor of the Practice, Director Elementary Teacher Preparation Program


Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction, North Carolina State University, 1995
M.A. School Administration, Appalachian State University, 1982
B.A. Education Queens College, 1975
Contact Info:

213 West Duke Building
(919) 660-3077
Office Hours:

by appointment
Research Interests: Elementary Education, Teacher Preparation, Cognitive Developmental Theory as Applied to Teacher Education, Literacy Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Mentoring Programs/Relationships, Educational Leadership, Cooperative Learning

Current projects: Co-Principal Investigator: SCALE (Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education), Co-Principal Investigator: Impact of the Teacher Renewal Initiative on Mid-Career Teachers, Center for Teacher Learning and Collaboration, Principal Investigator: Transcultural Inquiry Internationalizing Teacher Preparation at Duke

Curriculum Vitae

Teaching (Summer1 2015):

  • Educ 391.01, Independent study Synopsis
    Tba, 12:00 AM-12:00 AM
Recent Publications

  1. Riggsbee, J. and Wynn, S. "Transforming teacher preparation: A developmental model." Proceedings of the 6th Annual Mentoring Conference, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (Submitted, October 2013).
  2. Wynn, S. and Riggsbee, J. "Re-conceptualizing reflection: Helping students move from reaction to action." Proceedings of the 6th Annual Mentoring Conference, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (Submitted, October 2013).
  3. Jan Riggsbee, David Malone, Matthew Straus. "The Role of Liberal Education in Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers." Association of American Colleges and Universities Peer Review 14.2 (Spring, 2012): 12 - 15.  [abs]
  4. L. Carboni and J. Riggsbee. "“We needed support and it was out there:” Building an online community with cooperating teachers." Electronic Journal for the Integration of Technology in Education 6 (2007): 109 - 122.  [abs]

Recent Honors, Awards, Distinctions: 2007 Robert B. Cox Trinity College Distinguished Teaching Award

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