Brittany N. Anderson Receives 2017 Doctoral Student Award
September 15, 2017

Brittany Anderson FINAL-0016.jpegThe National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) today announced Brittany N. Anderson will receive a 2017 Carolyn Callahan Doctoral Student Award at the NAGC 64th Annual Convention in Charlotte, NC, November 9-12, 2017. Dr. Anderson, an Assistant Professor in Urban-Multicultural Education at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, was selected because of her scholarship and work in the field of gifted education. She completed her doctoral studies at the University of Georgia in May.

“NAGC is committed to providing opportunities and resources to better understand and serve all gifted and talented children,” said M. René Islas, NAGC Executive Director. “The awards program shines a light on those who are making a difference in supporting gifted children as they reach to achieve their personal best.”

The Doctoral Student Award is presented to doctoral students who have demonstrated exemplary work in research, publications, and educational service, as well as for their potential for future scholarship. The gifted and talented field’s young scholars are important to increased understanding and success of our gifted children. 

“As a recipient of NAGC’s Doctoral Student Award, I believe that it elucidates the charge we have as scholars and researchers in advancing the work on talent identification and talent development of underrepresented students, particularly those in low-income areas,” said Dr. Anderson. “This award further motivates me to continue working to improve the representation and environmental conditions of underserved students in our Title I schools.”


The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) is a membership organization whose mission is to support those who enhance the growth and development of gifted and talented children through education, advocacy, community building, and research. 

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