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Victoria Russell - University of Mary Washington. Fredericksburg, VA, US

Victoria Russell

Assistant Professor, College of Education | University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA, UNITED STATES

Assistant Professor in the Foundations, Leadership, and Special Populations department at the College of Education



Victoria Russell is an Assistant Professor in the Foundations, Leadership, and Special Populations department at the College of Education. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in special education.

Dr. Russell received her B.A. in History at Loyola University-New Orleans and masters’ degrees in History and Curriculum & Instruction at the College of William and Mary. She earned her Ed.D. from George Washington University in Special Education, where she focused on teacher development and led a national research project examining mentoring in the National Board Certification process. Dr. Russell served as a special educator and department chair in the public school setting and as a social studies curriculum coordinator in the virtual school setting. Prior to joining the University of Mary Washington, she taught at McDaniel College and Towson University.

Dr. Russell’s research and professional interests include performance assessment in teacher education, pre-service teacher development supporting inclusive practices, and the use of technology in developing teacher identity and professional community. She has presented nationally and serves as a reviewer for conferences and journals. She is a member of the American Educational Research Association, the Council for Exceptional Children, the International Society for Technology in Education, and the Association for Teacher Educators.

Areas of Expertise (4)

Early Childhood Education

Special Education

Curriculum Development


Accomplishments (3)

University of Mary Washington Faculty Initiative Grant (professional)


University of Mary Washington Faculty Initiative Grant, 2015

Session 'Top Pick' (professional)


Session 'Top Pick' for ISTE 2011 Annual Conference SIGAdmin & SIGTE June 2011

AERA Publication Mentoring Workshop (by application) (professional)


One of two accepted junior scholars to work with Dr. Carol Mullen to revise and refine an initial publication.

Education (4)

George Washington University: Ed.D., Special Education 2005

College of William & Mary: M. Ed., Education 1996

College of William & Mary: M.A., History 1995

Loyola University New Orleans: B.A., History 1993

Affiliations (4)

  • American Educational Research Association
  • The Council for Exceptional Children
  • The International Society for Technology in Education
  • The Association for Teacher Educators.

Media Appearances (1)

UMW professors find creative ways to teach through COVID-19

Fredericksburg Today  online


Teaching at Mary Washington looks a bit different lately.

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