Amanda Butz, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Center for Women's Health Research
700 Regent Street, Suite 301
Madison, WI 53715-2634
(608) 263-9770


University of Kentucky

Reserach Interests

Amanda's research interests include examining the contextual factors that inform students' postsecondary beliefs and persistence. As part of her dissertation research, she explored the information networks of potential first-generation college students and the relationship of those networks to students’ educational aspirations. In addition, Amanda has conducted research on the sources of self-efficacy in mathematics, reading, and other academic domains. As a postdoctoral researcher at CWHR, Amanda is working with Dr. Angela Byars-Winston and Dr. Christine Pfund on research relating to mentoring relationships in the sciences. Her current research projects include evaluating a self-efficacy workshop for mentors and examining the psychometric properties of a scale designed to measure cultural diversity awareness in mentors and mentees.