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Doctoral student wins national award

Molly English

September 3, 2019

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Jessa Goudelock

Jessa Goudelock, a doctoral student in the College of Education’s department of educational psychology, was recently awarded the Carolyn Callahan Doctoral Student Award from the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC).

The NAGC’s mission is to support those who enrich the development and learning of gifted children through areas such as research and community building. The membership organization presents the annual award to doctoral students who have demonstrated exemplary work in research, publications and educational service, as well as their potential for future scholarship.

Goudelock’s research in educational psychology is focused on gifted and creative education, interdisciplinary qualitative studies and education law and policy. She believes that receiving the award is not only indicative of her work as a student, but of the College’s gifted and creative education program and faculty members as well.

“Winning this award encourages me to continue my passion for working with and advocating for gifted students,” Goudelock said.

She and two other doctoral students will be recognized at NAGC’s 66th annual convention, which will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from Nov. 7-10.