Amy Petersen, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor
Office Location: 

Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0601


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

Areas of Expertise 

Disability studies
Low incidence disabilities
Qualitative research

Research Interests 

Capturing the narratives of individuals with disabilities and their families
Qualitative methodology and methods
Inclusive education

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).