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Dr. Audri Gomez

Attallah College of Educational Studies

Biography

Audri M. Gomez is the Associate Director at the Thompson Policy Institute and a lecturer in the Attallah College of Educational Studies. Dr. Gomez obtained her Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Disability Studies at Chapman University. Previous to her current assignment, Dr. Gomez was a special education teacher for 8 years before becoming a Special Education Coordinator. She has presented at numerous annual conferences including AERA, TASH, Cal-Tash, CCTE, RECE, and NAEYC where her presentations have focused on her research interests that have included inclusive practices, social model of disability, teacher preparation, and school culture. Most recently, she co-authored book chapter in a Peter Lang series titled Enacting change from within: Disability Studies meets teaching and teacher education as well as a study in Disability Studies Quarterly titled “The impact of disability studies curriculum on education professionals’ perspectives and practice: Implications for education, social justice, and social change.”