Amber Gentile, EdD
Graduate Secondary Education Program Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Amber Gentile, EdD, taught as an adjunct at Cabrini in 2012 and joined the Teacher Education department full time in 2013.
She is now the Coordinator of the Graduate Secondary Education Program and the Middle Level Education program. “Being a part of the Cabrini family has been such a blessing,” Gentile says.
“The University is always growing and changing according to the needs of its students and I love being a part of it all.”
Gentile says her teaching philosophy is centered on the belief that everyone can learn, but in their own way. “It is our responsibility as educators to identify what works for each of our students and to help them build the skills to assist them in lifelong learning,” she says.
To Gentile, education and lifelong learning are essential to improving society, which ties into her passion for the unique Cabrinian education.
“I truly believe in an Education of the Heart and the core values embraced in the mission of Cabrini University.”
Her belief in the University’s values is illuminated through Gentile’s many roles in the community.
She is an executive board member of Phoenixville Area Positive Alternatives, which is a nonprofit organization that provides local youth with quality programs through academic enrichment, social development and athletic programming and a member of Soroptimist International, a volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls.
Gentile’s research and academic interests include best practices for teaching and learning, teacher and student mindsets, small learning communities and professional learning communities. She leads professional development for teachers and faculty. She earned a bachelor’s in psychology and secondary education (social studies) at Dickinson College, a master’s in counseling (with Secondary and Higher Education School Counseling) at West Chester University, and a special education certificate, Superintendent’s certificate and doctorate in educational leadership at Immaculata University.