Dr. Alicia Cotabish, Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning and Gifted Education Program Coordinator in the College of Education, has been elected to serve a two-year term as a board member of the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Research on Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent special interest group (SIG).
The SIG deals with research studies that focus on how giftedness, talent, and creativity are developed and nurtured. The group encourages both international and national studies involving qualitative and/or quantitative methods in a wide variety of topics: Conceptions, Models, Identification, Programs and Practices, Counseling, Creativity, Thinking Skills, Disabilities, Parenting, and Diversity. Their mission is to provide leadership that encourages and promotes high-quality scholarship addressing giftedness, creativity, and talent; creates a community of scholars and leaders in the field; facilitates communication and dissemination of research both within and outside the field; nurtures future scholars; and advances research in the field.
Currently, Dr. Cotabish is the President of the Arkansas Association of Gifted Education Administrators (AAGEA) and serves as an expert speaker for the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC). She is also serving a three year term on the highly selective Standards Committee for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
The College of Education is honored to have Dr. Cotabish among our distinguished faculty.