Dr. Adrienne D. Woods

Dr. Adrienne D. Woods
Phone: 814-863-3762
Office Address:
310B Rackley Building
University Park, PA 16802
Campus: University Park

Title

Postdoctoral Reseach Scholar

Department

Education Policy Studies

Centers

Educational Risk Initiative (ERI)

Programs

Educational Theory and Policy

Biography

Dr. Adrienne D. Woods is a postdoctoral research scholar in the Educational Policy Department. She received her PhD in Education and Psychology from the University of Michigan in 2018. She primarily examines who receives U.S. special education services and how service receipt affects achievement and school behavior. Her work also focuses on how educators and parents collaborate within the special education system, the disproportionate representation of at-risk students in special education, and how biology interacts with education and home environments to influence student outcomes.

Areas of Expertise

Age Levels

Adolescence
Childhood
Early Childhood

Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education

Educational Psychology

Education Levels

Middle School/Junior High
Primary/Elementary

Education Types

Remedial Ed

Educational Studies

Policy

Individual Difference

Cognition
Learning Processes

Learning

Education Access
Equity and Diversity

Methodological Research

Quantitative Research

Social Issues

Civil Rights and Education
Education Policy

Special Education

Early Intervention
Inclusion
Mild Disabilities

Education History

PhD in Education and Psychology, University of Michigan (2018) M.S. in Psychology, University of Michigan (2015) B.A. in Psychology, University of Texas at Austin (2011)

Representative Publications

Woods, A. D., Morrison, F. J., & Palincsar, A. S. (2017). Perceptions of communication practices among stakeholders in special education. The Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. DOI: 10.1177/1063426617733716

Grants

  • AERA Dissertation Grant (Institute of Education Sciences, 2017-2018, $20,000)
  • Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship (University of Michigan, 2016-2017, $32,640)