Casey Woodfield, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Casey Woodfield, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Casey Woodfield, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Casey Woodfield, Ph.D.

Contact Info
856-256-4500 x53918
Herman D. James Hall 3056

Biography

Dr. Casey Woodfield’s work centers communication and inclusion as inextricably connected imperatives. Using a disability studies framework her research explores the nuances of communication support partnerships, inclusive educational practice, and transformative qualitative methods. Her research tells stories of/through lived experiences at the intersections of communicative diversity, educational practice, relationality and neurodiverse identities, specifically in the lives of nonspeaking and unreliably speaking people who use augmentative and alternative communication. Dr. Woodfield has taught courses on disability studies, inclusive education and autism. She has published in journals such as the International Journal of Inclusive Education and Disability & Society, and presents regularly at national conferences. She is a Professor-in-Residence in Rowan's Professional Development School network at Horace Mann Elementary School in Cherry Hill and Bowe Elementary School in Glassboro. Through these scholarly activities she works to counter socially constructed notions of competence and voice, guided by the perspectives of individuals with disabilities as critical agents of advocacy and change. In her free time, she enjoys being with friends and family, and exploring beautiful places with her dogs and her camera.​​