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Marcia Gentry

Professor, Educational Studies
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Marcia Gentry


Sidney Moon

Associate Dean, College of Education
Professor, Educational Studies
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Kristina Ayers Paul

Assistant Professor, Educational Studies
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Vicki Vaughn         


Vicki L. Vaughn, Ph.D., received her doctorate in educational psychology/gifted education from Purdue University. She currently serves as the Curriculum Director for Youth Programs for the Gifted Education Resource Institute at Purdue University. She also serves on the Advisory Board for GERI. She recently retired as an elementary principal and the High Ability Coordinator for the Lafayette School Corporation. She teaches graduate courses in gifted education for Purdue University. Dr. Vaughn has experience teaching gifted children in grades 1-12. Her research has primarily been in programming for gifted learners. She has published articles and co-authored a book chapter on this topic. She is a past president of the Indiana Association of the Gifted. She has served as a reviewer for all of the major journals in the field of gifted education. She has worked with a committee for the Indiana Department of Education that has published guidelines for identifying and servicing gifted learners and developed standards for gifted programming in the state of Indiana. She does consulting work and presents workshops for parents and teachers.








Felicia Dixon           


Felicia A. Dixon is Emerita Professor of Psychology in the Department of Educational Psychology at Ball State University. She taught English at the secondary level in many different schools as well as chaired both English Departments and Humanities Departments. She formerly directed the master’s degree program in educational psychology and the license/endorsement in gifted education. She received her doctorate from Purdue University in Educational Psychology with specialty in gifted education.  Author of more than 40 articles and chapters, Felicia Dixon co-edited the important Handbook of Secondary Gifted Education in 2006; edited the NAGC Publication Programs and Services for Secondary Gifted Students: A Guide to Recommended Practices (2008), and received both the Early Scholar Award from NAGC in 2004. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors of NAGC, is currently a member of the the Advisory Board for the Gifted Education Resource Institute at Purdue University, and has chaired the Task Force on Secondary Gifted Education, the Awards committee for NAGC, and the advisory board for Teaching for High Potential. Her research interests include critical thinking, cognitive abilities, differentiating instruction for mixed ability classes, self-concept of gifted adolescents, perfectionism, and curriculum. Her special interest is in the advancement of gifted education for secondary students. Currently she is actively consulting on topics focusing on good teaching for all students, as well as what must be done for high ability students. Correspondence should be addressed to Felicia A. Dixon, at her e-mail address:  fdixon@bsu.edu.


Rachelle Miller           


Rachelle Miller received her doctorate in Educational Psychology with a specialization in gifted education from Purdue University. She formerly taught gifted and non-gifted language arts to middle school students and was the Super Saturday and Super Summer Program Coordinator in the Gifted Education Resource Institute at Purdue. She currently teaches graduate courses in gifted education at Purdue University and completes research for the Center of Gifted Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is a reviewer for Gifted Child Quarterly and for the American Educational Research Association’s Research on Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent Special Interest Group. She has received the 2010 Feldhusen Doctoral Fellowship in Education Award and 3rd place in the 2012 Research and Evaluation Dissertation Award in the National Association for Gifted Children. Her research interests include identifying the talents and meeting the needs of gifted students from low-income families and teacher professional development.