Dr. Hannah Meineke teaches in the School of Education at Concordia University Texas. Hannah also leads the Lutheran Teacher Diploma and Colloquy Program. Dr. Meineke has previous experience teaching high school English language arts and Spanish. She received a Ph.D. in Urban Education from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and has a passion for equity in education. Hannah focuses on providing valuable experiences in the classroom and field for her students. Recent contributions to incorporating diverse, equitable and inclusive teaching methods include creating a mentor program for Introduction to Education students which connects them to upperclassmen who have experience navigating the program. Dr. Meineke also implemented virtual field work during and the pandemic which linked EDU students to K-12 emergent bilingual students. This experience served as a basis for a 2021 publication in the Journal of Education and Training Studies titled Virtually Uncharted Waters: How a Global Pandemic Has Taken Pre-Service Teachers out of Physical Classrooms and Perpetuated Pre-Identified Gaps in Preparedness for Working With Emergent Bilingual Students. Dr. Meineke’s mission is to serve the Lord through service to others using teaching and learning as a platform for promoting equity and embracing the doctrine of vocation. Her love for Lutheran education has strengthened Concordia’s relationship with Lutheran partners across the state and country. Students have described Dr. Meineke as having unmatched pedagogy, truly gifted in creating a Christ-centered and meaningful learning community.
Outside of the academic realm, Hannah, with her husband Zach, cares for her four children Eva (7), Jonah (6), Leo (4) and Nellie (2). Hannah is an active member at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Austin. Hannah and Zach also enjoy competing in distance running events and triathlons.