A recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s doctoral program in Design, Informal, and Creative Education, Peter J. Woods is an artist and scholar with a deep interest in communal approaches to creative and cultural production. As a researcher, his work focuses on how cultural contexts (ranging from experimental music communities to math classrooms) both produce and restrict forms of knowledge and creativity. Outside of his role as a researcher, Woods is a multi-media artist and noise musician who has performed around the world. He also taught high school mathematics for four years before attending graduate school. Additionally, Woods holds an EdM from the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a focus on Education Policy and Management and a BS in Secondary Education and Mathematics from Marquette University.