Pete Adamy

  • Associate Professor
  • Elementary Education
  • Phone: 401.874.7036
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  • Office Location: Chafee Hall, Rm 613


Pete Adamy is an Associate Professor and member of the Elementary Teacher Education Program faculty. A former elementary school teacher, his work focuses on the development and learning of pre-service and current classroom teachers, and how to increase their effectiveness through teacher education programs and partnerships with Rhode Island schools. His teaching and supervision efforts focus on methods of teaching math, classroom assessment, and the student teaching practicum.


Dr. Adamy’s research and publications are focused on improving teacher education through the integration of technology; the use of technology to enhance content area instruction and learning; and the use of technology in teaching and assessment, with a specific focus on teacher education.


  • Ph.D., Education, University of Virginia, 1999
  • M.A., Education, University of California at Berkeley, 1994
  • B.A., French Language/American History, Stanford University, 1988

Selected Publications

Adamy, P., Correia, A., & Byrd, D. (2022). A Case Study of the Effectiveness of Online Graduate Teacher Education in TESOL. International Journal of Teacher Education and Professional Development (IJTEPD), 5(1), 1-18.

Connolly, J., Adamy, P., & Moore, A. (2019). Seven underlying conditions leading to
the seclusion of students with disabilities in schools. Journal of Special Education
Leadership, 32(2), 86 – 102.

Heinecke, W. & Adamy, P. (Eds.) (2010). Evaluating technology in teacher
education: Lessons from the Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers for Technology (PT3)
program. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Adamy, P. & Milman, N. B. (Eds.) (2009). Evaluating electronic portfolios in teacher
education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Adamy, P. & Milman, N. B. (2009). Focusing on change in individual teachers’
practices over time: An evaluation model for electronic portfolios. In P. Adamy & N.
B. Milman (Eds.), Evaluating electronic portfolios in teacher education (pp. 111-
117). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.