Amy Petersen, Ed.D.

Professor
(319) 273-7959
Areas of Expertise: 
  • Disability studies
  • Inclusion
  • Low incidence disabilities
  • Qualitative research
  • Autoethnography
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: 
  • Nusbaum, E., Cowley, D., Hernández-Saca, D. I., Petersen, A., Smith, P. (in press). These Violent [delights] have Violent Ends: Rising up, Pushing Back, and the Study of Radical Love. In Boda, P. (Ed.). Essays on Exclusion: Our Critical, Collective Journal Toward Equity in Education. The Netherlands, SENSE Publishers.

  • Gallagher, D., Petersen, A.,Cowley, D. & Iqtadar, S. (in press). A sentimental education: Insights for inclusive reform from a university/school district partnership. SAGE Handbook of Inclusion and Diversity in Education.

  • Curran, C., & Petersen, A.J.(Eds). (2017). Handbook of research on classroom diversity and inclusive education practice. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

  • Petersen, A.(2017).  The historical context: The intersection of ability, race, gender, and class. In C. Curran & A. Petersen (Eds.), Handbook of research on classroom diversity and inclusive education practice (pp.1-26). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

  • Petersen, A.,Elser, C., Al. Nassir, M., Stakey, J., & Everson, K.  (2017). The year of teaching inclusively: Building an elementary classroom for all students. In C. Curran & A. Petersen (Eds.), Handbook of research on classroom diversity and inclusive education practice (pp. 332-348). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

  • Berghammer, G., Kramer, A., & Petersen, A. (2017). Imagining the possibilities: Inclusive Drama. In C. Curran & A. Petersen (Eds.), Handbook of research on classroom diversity and inclusive education practice (pp. 349-374). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

  • Petersen, A.(2016). Perspectives of special education teachers on general education curriculum access: Preliminary results. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 4, 19-35. doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1540796915604835

  • Kliewer, C., Biklen, D., & Petersen, A. J.(2015). At the end of intellectual disability. Harvard Educational Review, 85, 1-28. doi:https://doi.org/10.17763/haer.85.1.j260u3gv2402v576

  • Petersen, A. J.(2012). Imagining the possibilities: Qualitative inquiry at the intersections. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 25, 801-818. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/09518398.2011.645513

  • Petersen, A. J.(2011). Research with individuals labeled “other”: Reflections on the research process.Disability & Society, 26(3), 293-305. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2011.560413

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