Project Manager Ph.D. Special Education University of Utah M.Ed. Special Education: Severe Disabilities University of Utah B.S. Advertising University of Florida
Dr. Olivia Fudge Coleman is a project manager in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia, and Co-Lead of the STORMED (Supporting Teachers through cOaching, obseRvations, and Multimedia to Educate students with Disabilities) Team. She co-manages the S4 OSEP Stepping Up Technology Implementation grant and the newly funded VERIFY Stepping Up project. Coleman began her educational career as a teacher of middle school students with significant cognitive disabilities and then as a teacher of third-grade students with and without disabilities. Her research has focused on (a) understanding the current state of educational programs and practices for students with significant cognitive disabilities and (b) promoting and developing inclusive, evidence-based practices for this population of students. Coleman holds a Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Utah.