Dr. Andrew Kwok is an assistant professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture. His research focuses on preparation and support of classroom management for beginning teachers, particularly those in or interested in going to urban environments. He also has research interests around beginning teacher induction, coaching, and mentoring, stemming from his work as a co-principal investigator of research with the Center of Teacher Innovation within the Riverside County of Education and partnered with the University of California, Riverside. He explores how different support systems can impact beginning teacher success and retention. Previously, he received his doctorate from the University of Michigan in Educational Studies and worked at California State University, San Bernardino.
- Ph.D. in Educational Studies, Teaching and Teacher Education, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - (Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States) 2016
- B.S. in Brain, Behavior and Cognitive Studies, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - (Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States) 2007
- Kwok, A. (2019). Classroom Management Actions of Beginning Urban Teachers. URBAN EDUCATION. 54(3), 339-367.
- Kwok, A., Van Schagen, A., Ventura, K., & Laufty, G. (2019). Exploring the Impact of Classroom Chairs on Urban Elementary Teacher and Student Behavior. The Journal of Classroom Interaction. 54(2), 41-56.
- Kwok, A. (2018). Promoting \"Quality\" Feedback: First-Year Teachers' Self-Reports on Their Development as Classroom Managers. Journal of Classroom Interaction. 53(1), 22-36.
- Kwok, A. (2017). Relationships Between Instructional Quality and Classroom Management for Beginning Urban Teachers. EDUCATIONAL RESEARCHER. 46(7), 355-365.
- Ronfeldt, M., Kwok, A., & Reininger, M. (2016). Teachers’ Preferences to Teach Underserved Students. URBAN EDUCATION. 51(9), 995-1030.