Welcome to my website! I am a professor in the Inclusive Education Department of Bagwell College of Education teaching gifted education endorsement courses. I have an earned Ph. D. from William & Mary in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership with a concentration in Gifted Education Administration. Some of my time at William & Mary was spent as a graduate research assistant at the Center for Gifted Education. However, I also had a long career at the K-12 level, where I served as a secondary English Language Arts teacher in both NC and VA, a resource teacher and summer enrichment program director for the gifted and talented in VA, and a central office administrator for gifted programs, also in VA. With a passion for preparing teachers who can effectively serve gifted students from all backgrounds, I am energized by all the ways I am able to use my past experiences in my teaching, research, and service here at KSU.