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Emma Amacker
Emma AmackerAssociate Professor
Curriculum and Instruction
ED205 College of Education
Phone: 713-313-7507
Primary Research Focus

Student achievement, parental involvement

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Professional Biography

Emma L. Amacker, Ed.D., a native of Louisiana, an associate professor, instructor of professional development, and university supervisor of student teachers is a faculty member in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Texas Southern University. 

Dr. Amacker is an experienced public school teacher, university instructor and educational consultant. She has spent the majority of her professional life combating school failure, and has designed a number of practical in-service programs which schools can use to eliminate failure by building the self worth of students through effective communication and motivation. She received the Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Grambling State University in Louisiana, a Master’s degree in Urban Education from Governors State University in Illinois and a Doctorate Degree in urban Education from Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. In addition to teaching and consulting she has presented at numerous local, state, national and international conferences. She has also provided Staff Development for many schools in the surrounding school districts of Houston, Texas and throughout the United States since 1978. Today, Dr. Amacker continues to practice her profession while adhering to the belief that there is no child who cannot learn. Her slogan, “It’s just called Teaching U All” has guided her classroom, seminar, workshop, conference and mentoring activities across more than fifty years of professional service to children, their parents, administrators and teachers. 
Courses Taught
Academic Degrees
Ed.D. Curriculum & Instruction, Texas Southern University
M.Ed. Urban Education, Governor's State University
B.S. Grambling State University