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.

Dr. Russell lives with her husband and son outside of Richmond, VA.