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Amy Barrios

  • Associate Professor in Education
  • Education




Ed.D. Baylor University

M.A. Organizational Leadership Gonzaga University; M.Ed. AIU

B.A. English, Spanish Minor, Valdosta State University


Adolescent literacy strategies, teacher quality and preparation, online teaching, and English language learner experiences


Dissertation Mentor/Chair, (Curriculum & Instruction); Capella University. Jordan, J. (2020). Using a Reflective Coaching Cycle to Refine Teachers’ Practices that Increase Student Engagement and Outcomes (EdD Captone).


  • Semi-Finalist. President’s Award for Faculty Excellence in Research/Creative Endeavors, 2015, Angelo State University.
  • Granted Tenure and Promotion, Angelo State University, 2014.
  • Quest for Quality Faculty Practice Award Nominee, 2014.
  • Nominee, President’s Award for Faculty Excellence in Research/Creative Endeavors, 2014, Angelo State University.
  • Nominee, President’s Award for Faculty Excellence in Teaching, 2014, Angelo State University.
    CONNECT Community Engaged Faculty Fellow, Angelo State University, 2014-2015.
  • Wonderful Woman of ASU Award, Angelo State University, 2013, 2014.
  • Stephen Shank Award Recipient, Outstanding Contribution to Learner Success, Capella University, 2013.
  • Nominee, ASCD Outstanding Young Educator Award, 2013.
  • Semi-finalist, President’s Award for Faculty Excellence in Research/Creative Endeavors, 2012, Angelo State University.
  • Emerging Leader Award, Phi Delta Kappa International, 2012.
  • Nominee, Cambridge Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Women in Teaching and Education, Fall 2007.


Book Chapters:

Webb, C. L., Barrios, A. M., & Kohler, K. L. (2021). Classroom Management, Lesson Planning, and Technology Integration . . . Oh My!: Ways to Cope With Online Pedagogical Practices. In M. Niess, & H. Gillow-Wiles (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Transforming Teachers’ Online Pedagogical Reasoning for Engaging K-12 Students in Virtual Learning (pp. 583-603). IGI Global. http://doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-7222-1.ch028

Kelting Gibson, L. M., Gallavan, N. P., St. Arnauld, E., Black, G., Cayson, A., Davis, J., Evans, K. D., Patricia P. Johnson, P. P., Levandowski, B., Mosley, K., Rickey, D., Shulsky, D. D., Thomas, D., Williamson, A. M., & Wolfgang, J. (2014). Four facets of classroom assessment: Obstacles, obligations, outcomes, and opportunities. In Gallavan, N. P. & Putney, L. (Eds.), ATE Yearbook XXIII: Optimizing Teaching, Learning, and Schooling with Classroom Assessment, Program Evaluation, and Educator Accountability. Taylor and Francis Online.


Gerzel-Short, L., Miller, R., Kohler, K. & Barrios, A. (2020). Shared Learning Spaces. Difference and Disability Matters, SSDIS Newsletter, TESOL. November 2020 issue.

Jones-Adams, L and Barrios, A. (2020). Campus Cohesion and Reality Checks: Strategies for Laying a Strong Cultural Foundation in Middle Schools. Accepted as a feature article manuscript to AMLE Magazine. April 2020 themed issue.

Banker, D.A. and Williamson, A.M. (2015). Equipping Teacher Candidates with Media Literacy Skills: Best Practices in Online Education Courses. Printed in Proceedings for Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference.

Williamson, A. (Fall 2014). Practical Tips for Working with English Language Learners. The Vernacular. Concho Valley Teachers of English.

Williamson, A. (Spring 2014). Building Classroom Communities: Bio Poems as an Agent for
Acceptance. The Vernacular. Concho Valley Teachers of English.

Williamson, A. & Jones, L. (2013). Multicultural Education: Suggestions for Implementation and School Transformation. Published by the Athens Institute for Education and Research:

Williamson, A. & Jones, L. (2013). Encouraging Multicultural Education and a Culturally Responsive Curriculum. Published in conference proceedings for the 7th International Technology, Education, and Development Conference. Valencia, Spain. ISBN: 978-84-616-2661-8 / ISSN: 2340-107.

Williamson, A. (2012, November 19-21). Promoting Student Engagement in Online Teacher Preparation Programs. 5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation Conference Proceedings. Paper presented at 5th International Conference of Education, Research, and Innovation Conference. Virtual Presentation, Madrid Spain. (2368-2371). ISBN: 978-84-616-0763-1.


Woods, K., Wendt, J., Barrios, A., & Lunde, B. (2021). Teacher Technology Efficacy: The Relationship Among Generation, Gender, and Subject Area of Secondary Teachers. International Journal of Technology in Education, (4), 4.

Recent Presentations:
Barrios, A. and Banker, D. (2021). To Tweet or to Gram, and other Concerns: Preparing Candidates for the Life of a Teacher in the Age of Social Media. Presented as a multiple paper session presentation for the Annual Conference of the Association of Teacher Educators. Online.