Rebecca Woodland

Portrait of Rebecca Woodland

Rebecca Woodland

Co-Director of the Center for Education Policy
Educational Leadership


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B.A. University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1991
M.A. University of Northern Colorado, 1996
Ph.D. Colorado State University, 2001


Rebecca Woodland is a professor of Educational Leadership. A former secondary school teacher in Massachusetts and Colorado, she received her B.A. in political science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (1991), her M.A. in special education from the University of Northern Colorado (1996), and the Ph.D in educational leadership from Colorado State University (2001). Dr. Woodland's research interests include leadership for curriculum and instruction, teacher education, professional learning communities, and organizational collaboration. Much of her recent scholarship focuses on social network analysis, school improvement, and program evaluation around the issues of teacher education and effective instruction, curriculum, and instructional leadership in schools. Dr. Woodland has been the principal investigator on a number of large-scale evaluation research projects and was awarded the prestigious Marcia Guttentag award for excellence in evaluation by the American Evaluation Association in 2005. 

  • Department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration