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22 Impactful service: Authentic professorship in the gifted education community

“Impactful Service: Authentic Professorship,” illustrates how college professors serve the gifted community and impact the academic goals of students in Kindergarten through high school. How can college professors with experience and academic preparation in education utilise academic skills and expertise to impact the daily lives of the gifted community in a positive way? This presentation will describe the activities of “Authentic Professorship” that addresses the needs of the gifted community beyond the university, thereby creating “Impactful Service” while maintaining the professorial roles of Teaching, Research, and Service as defined by the university.


Joyce MIller
Texas A&M University-Commerce
United States

Dr. Joyce E. Kyle Miller is a professor at Texas A&M University-Commerce in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Dr. Miller developed the graduate Gifted Education program and teaches the online courses. In addition, Dr. Miller is a Board Member and Board Secretary for the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented. College Tours,Career Forums,ACT and SAT Practice Tests are some of the services Dr. Miller organizes for gifted students in Garland, Texas and surrounding communities. Research emphases include gifted curriculum and instruction, cultural diversity, technology, and online instruction.


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