John Woodward

Professor Emeritus
School of Education

John Woodward’s research interests are in mathematics education, computer-based instruction, curriculum theory, professional development, and comparative education. He has written more than 80 articles for professional journals and edited books published in the United States, Spain, and Russia. Woodward has made more than 150 presentations at national and international professional conferences, and he has had 20 research projects funded by the U.S. Department of Education and Office of Special Education Programs. This work has examined mathematics education, technology-based instruction, and professional development. It includes an extensive project in transitional mathematics, offering a three-year curriculum for middle school students who struggle with the subject. Woodward is co-author of the book TransMath (Voyager Learning, 2016), which has been used in more than 45 states. His research has been cited by the National Mathematics Advisory Panel (2008), and he is a member of the National Institute of Education Sciences panel, which funds educational research. Woodward’s scholarly interests also extend to international education systems, particularly those of Japan and China. Other recent publications include Improving Mathematical Problem Solving in Grades 4 Through 8 (Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, 2012), and Numbers (Voyager Learning, 2016).  Numbers is an in depth professional development program for mathematics in grades K to 8. Woodward teaches courses including American Education Inside and Out and Program Evaluation.



BA, Pomona College, 1973; MA, PhD, University of Oregon, 1977, 1985


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