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Adam Attwood

Adam Attwood

Assistant Professor

College of Education


  • Ph.D., Education: specialization in Cultural Studies and Social Thought, Washington State University

  • M.Ed., Secondary Teaching, Eastern Washington University

  • M.A., History, Eastern Washington University

  • B.A., History major, Anthropology minor, Eastern Washington University


Dr. Attwood teaches courses in educational psychology, classroom management, assessment and evaluation, and teaching in a pluralistic society. Dr. Attwood has experience as a teacher, teacher leader (social studies department chair, grades 6-12), and teacher educator. He has previously taught in Missouri and Washington. Previously at the college level in Washington, he taught history courses and a course for preservice teachers on integrating the fine arts into K-8 curriculum. K-12 teaching interests include social studies, humanities (integrated language arts and social studies), and arts integration. Dr. Attwood also has experience as a K-12 scholastic chess coach and high school Model United Nations sponsor/coach.

As an educational researcher, Dr. Attwood specializes in survey and case study methodologies using qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods techniques.

Dr. Attwood’s K-12 licensure to teach has included: Washington (5-12 Social Studies, 5-12 English Language Arts, K-12 Visual Arts); Missouri (9-12 & 5-9 Social Science, 9-12 English, 5-9 Language Arts, K-12 Art, B-3 Early Childhood Education); and Tennessee (6-12 History).

In addition to earning degrees from Washington State University and Eastern Washington University, he completed 70 credits of coursework at Gonzaga University. Internships included work in the decorative arts at a museum, at a public library special collection, and related work at a state digital archive.

  • Social Cognitive Theory

  • Social Learning Theory

  • Philosophy of Education

  • Teacher Education

  • Humanities Curriculum K-12

  • Interdisciplinary Education

  • Teaching and Learning with Museums

  • Cultural Studies of Technology

  • School Culture

  • Classroom Management

  • Books

  • Book Chapters

  • Journal Articles

    • Attwood, A. I., Barnes, Z. T., Jennings-McGarity, P. F., & McConnell, J. R., III. (2022). Preservice teacher perceptions of adverse childhood experiences: An exploratory study for an educator preparation program. Preventing School Failure: Alternative Education for Children and Youth, 66(2), 160–166. https://doi.org/10.1080/1045988X.2021.2002248

    • Attwood, A.I. (2022). A case study of museum context in American popular culture in the late twentieth century to the early twenty-first century. The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, 15 (2), 79–95. https://doi.org/10.18848/1835-2014/CGP/v15i02/79-95 

    • Attwood, A. I. (2021). A perspective on the educational psychological value of Jurassic Park and similar films for bioethics discussions. Frontiers in Education, 6(618725 section Educational Psychology), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2021.618725

    • Attwood, A. I. (2021). Implications of preservice teachers’ perceptions of the visual arts for educator preparation: Measuring grammatical person usage in a survey. International Journal of Curriculum Development and Learning Measurement, 2(2), 10-28. https://doi.org/10.4018/IJCDLM.2021070102  

    • McConnell, J. R., III, Teske, A. H., Attwood, A. I., & Barron, L. L. (2021). Preservice teachers’ performance and confidence in their readiness to teach: An exploratory study. SRATE Journal, 30(1), 1-11. https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1305844 

    • Attwood, A. I. (2021). An anecdotal case study in psychological anthropology of two retired middle school teachers’ perceptions of classroom life in the United States. Frontiers in Education, 6(655457). https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2021.655457 

    • Attwood, A. I. (2021). Re-evaluating the idea of Gestalt psychology for assessment theory in teacher education. Psychreg Journal of Psychology, 5(1), 85-90. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4895446 

    • Attwood, A. I. (2021). A study of anecdotal student response to virtual art museums in online history courses. The Northwest eLearning Journal, 1(1), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.5399/osu/nwelearn.1.1.5599

    • Attwood, A. I., & Gerber, J. L. (2020). Comic books and graphic novels for the differentiated humanities classroom. Kappa Delta Pi Record, 56(4), 176-182. https://doi.org/10.1080/00228958.2020.1813520

      Attwood, A. I., Bruster, B. G., & Bruster, B. G. (2020). An exploratory study of preservice teacher perception of virtual reality and artificial intelligence for classroom management instruction. SRATE Journal, 29(2), 1-9. https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1268557

    • Attwood, A. I. (2020). Changing social learning theory through reliance on the internet of things and artificial intelligence. Journal of Social Change, 12, 103-111. https://doi.org/10.5590/JOSC.2020.12.1.08

    • Attwood, A. I. (2020). Contextualizing aesthetics as social engagement for teacher education. Journal of Social Change, 12, 19-31. https://doi.org/10.5590/JOSC.2020.12.1.03

  • Commentary Essays