Graduate Faculty

Dr. Caitlin Riegel

Dr. Caitlin Riegel

Adjunct Professor of Education



Dr. Caitlin Riegel holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education with a concentration in secondary mathematics, as well as a Master of Science Degree in Special Education from Niagara University in New York State. She earned her doctorate in Leadership and Policy from Niagara University, where she focused on developing an instrument to measure how often Teacher Candidates model and apply the 2017 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standers for Educators in Teacher Preparation programs.

Dr. Riegel joined Niagara University as an Adjunct Professor in 2015. She is currently teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the College of Education in special education, measurement and evaluation in education, educational research, and instructional technology. Additionally, Dr. Riegel teaches mathematics courses in College of Arts & Sciences.

Dr. Riegel’s primary research interests are in the fields of teacher preparation and educational technology, where she has published articles and presented information pertaining to digital natives, 21st century learning, contemporary teachers, educational technology in teacher education programs, technology for language acquisition, virtual classrooms, meeting teacher standards, and the capabilities of various educational technologies.

Caitlin resides in Buffalo, N.Y. In addition to teaching, she lives out her passion for figure skating by coaching competitive figure skating in the Western New York area.

Current Publications

K. McGrath, A. Franklin, Riegel, C. (2019). The impact of TESOL certification on phonics instructional practices. Literacy Research and Instruction. (Pending Publication)

Riegel, C. (2019). Developing the Teacher Preparation Technology Inventory (TPTI) to evaluate teacher educator preparation. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 27(2), 207-234.

Riegel, C., Branker, M. (2019). Reaching deep conceptual understanding through technology. Mathematics Teacher, 112(4), 307-311.

Riegel, C., Tong, Y. (2018). Educational technology and teacher education programs: A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) study. Teacher Education and Practice, 30(4), 662-683.

Riegel, C. & Mete, R. (2018). A closer look at educational technologies for K-12 learners: What digital natives can teach digital immigrants and what digital immigrants can teach digital natives. Educational Planning Journal, 24(4), 49-58.

Mete, R., Riegel, C., Kozen, A., Polka W. (2017). What every contemporary teacher educator needs to know about technology...but, didn't know who to ask!. Critical Issues in Teacher Education, 26, 41-55.

Riegel, C. & Kozen, A. (2016). Attaining 21st century skills in a virtual classroom using technology. Educational Planning Journal, 23(3), 41-55.

Polito, A., Riegel, C., Vermette, P. (2013). Ms. Whitesox; Middle School Math Teacher: Providing Evidence of Meeting the new New York State Teaching Standards. In Transition, 30(3), 26-28.