Jan Riggsbee

Jan Riggsbee

Professor of the Practice of the Program in Educaton

External address: 
213 West Duke Building, Program in Education, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90739, Program in Education, Durham, NC 27708-0739
(919) 660-3077


  • Ed.D., North Carolina State University 1992
  • M.A., Appalachian State University 1982
  • B.A., Queens University of Charlotte 1975

Selected Grants

Duke Teach House awarded by William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2020

Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers with Transformative Practice: Engaging Diverse Learners through Service-Learning awarded by Corporation for National Service (Co-Principal Investigator). 2010 to 2013

Transcultural Inquiry: Internationalizing Teacher Preparation at Duke awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2006 to 2007

Mendelson, Jenna, et al. “A Preliminary Investigation of a Specialized Music Therapy Model for Children with Disabilities Delivered in a Classroom Setting.Autism Res Treat, vol. 2016, 2016, p. 1284790. Pubmed, doi:10.1155/2016/1284790. Full Text Open Access Copy

Riggsbee, Jan, et al. “The Role of Liberal Education in Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers.” Association of American Colleges and Universities Peer Review, edited by Shelley Johnson Carey, vol. 14, AACU, 2012, pp. 12–15.

Carboni, L. W., and J. Riggsbee. ““We needed support and it was out there:” Building an electronic community with cooperating teachers (In preparation).” Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2005.

Spires, H. A., et al. “Effects of schema-based and text structure-based cues on expository prose comprehension in fourth graders.” Journal of Experimental Education, vol. 60, no. 4, Jan. 1992, pp. 307–20. Scopus, doi:10.1080/00220973.1992.9943868. Full Text

Wynn, S. R., and J. Riggsbee. “Re-conceptualizing Reflection: Helping Students Move from Reaction to Action.” Conference Proceedings, 2013.

Riggsbee, J., and S. Wynn. “Transforming teacher preparation: A developmental model.” Proceedings of the 6th Annual Mentoring Conference, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, Nm, 2013.