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Amy Petersen

Associate Professor / COE Senate Chair
(319) 273-7959
Areas of Expertise: 

Disability studies
Low incidence disabilities
Qualitative research

Courses Taught: 

220:146 Methodology and Assessment for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities (K-8)
220:153 Introduction to Assistive Technology for Instruction

Research Interests: 

Capturing the narratives of individuals with disabilities and their families
Qualitative methodology and methods
Inclusive education
Literacy learning in children with complex communication needs and severe disabilities
Role of technology in supporting literacy development and inclusion

Selected Publications: 

Petersen, A. J. (2009). Shana's story: The struggles, quandaries, and pitfalls surrounding self-determination. Disability Studies Quarterly, 29 (2).

Petersen, A. J. (2009). Ain't nobody gonna get me down: An examination of the educational experiences of four African American women labeled with disabilities. Equity & Excellence in Education, 4.

Petersen, A. J. (2006). An African-American woman with disabilities: The intersection of gender, race, and disability. Disability & Society, 121 (7).



BA Special Education, University of Northern Iowa
M.Ed. Special Education, University of Northern Iowa
Ed.D. Special Education, University of Northern Iowa