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Adrienne D. Woods, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Education Policy Studies


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.

Research Interests

Special and Generl Education; U.S. Special Education Services; How Service Receipt affects Achievement and School Behavior; the collaboration of educators and parents within the special education system; Disproportionate Representation of at-risk Students in Special Education


  • Ph.D., Education and Psychology, University of Michigan, 2018
  • M.S., Psychology, University of Michigan, 2015
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 2011