C. Anne Gutshall


Address: 86 Wentworth Street, #234
Phone: 843.953.5892
E-mail: gutshalla@cofc.edu

Anne Gutshall is a school psychologist and licensed psycho-educational specialist with 13 years of experience working in public schools. She began her career in Maryland where she worked for 5 school districts as a behavioral specialist. During her ten years in Maryland, Anne worked with students with emotional and behavioral problems, intellectual disabilities, autism and learning disabilities. She provided comprehensive psychological assessments, individual and family counseling, and school based intervention services. A majority of her experiences involved work with emotionally and behaviorally involved children and adolescents and their families. She also worked as a crisis intervention therapist in New Jersey public schools as well as a school psychologist in Berkeley County Schools in South Carolina before coming to the College of Charleston in 2006. 

Anne's move to the Teacher Education Department at the College of Charleston was a natural progression based on her many years of working with and supporting classroom teachers across all grade levels and school settings. As a graduate of a liberal arts college and supporter of liberal arts institutions, she is thrilled to be part of the College of Charleston community.

Anne and her husband, Edward, live on the Isle of Palms. They have two grown human children, Sam and Claire and two canine children, Willie the Dauchshund and Rodney the Poodle.


May, 2009- Ph.D.- University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina

August, 1992- M.A.- Towson University, Towson, Maryland

May, 1989- B.A.- Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Research Interests

Anne is interested in exploring the personal qualities of effective teachers.  In a blend of both her psychological training as well as her dedication to preparing excellent teachers, Anne's research explores both the affective traits of teachers that enable them to be successful as well as the cognitive qualities or beliefs of successful teachers.  Currently, Anne is working on research that seeks to measure teachers' beliefs regarding the malleabilty/stability of intelligence and the implications of these beliefs on students in the classroom.  She is also exploring the impact that school based interventions that improve teachers' and students understandings of neuroscience have on teacher and student beliefs to improve learner motivation and teacher efficacy.

Courses Taught

EDFS 303- Human Growth and Development and the Educational Process

EDFS 632- Human Learning, Cognition and Motivation

EDFS 654- Human Growth and Development and the Educational Process

EDEE 407- Creating Learning Environments

Honors and Awards

2016-Delta Gamma National Oustanding Faculty Award Winner

2011- Emerging Scholars Research Program Recipient- Association of Teacher Educators

2010- Bonner Leaders Empowerment Award, Bonner Leaders Program


Gutshall, C.A. (2019).  What happens when elementary teachers learn basic neuroscience?  Impacts on teachers' and students' mindset beliefs, grit, efficacy and learning goals. ( In preparation)

Gutshall, C.A. ( 2019).  BrainBuilders: Using neuroscience to change elementary teachers' and students' beliefs about learning.  (In preparation).

Gutshall, C.A. (2016).  Student perceptions of teacher mindset beliefs in the classroom setting.  Journal of Developmental and Educational Psychology, 6 (2), 135-142.

Gutshall, C.A. (2014).  Pre-service teachers' mindset beliefs about student ability. Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology,12 (3), 785-802.

Gutshall, C.A. (2013).  Teachers' mindsets for students with and without disabilities.  Psychology in the Schools, 51 (10), 1073-1083.

Gutshall, C. A. (2011).  Measuring the ability to care in pre-service teachers.  Southeastern Regional Journal for the Association of Teacher Educators, 20 (1), 35-41.

Gutshall, C.A. (2009). Fourth grade readers...not too old to snuggle.  Phi Delta Kappan, 435-437.