Namkung Honored with Doctoral Research Award

Albany, NY (February 23, 2015) – Dr. Jessica Namkung, assistant professor of Special Education, is recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Doctoral Research Award from the Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

The award recognizes doctoral students who have focused their research on learning disabilities or who have conducted related research which has clear implications for the field of learning disabilities. Namkung will be recognized for her doctoral research entitled, “Cognitive Predictors of Calculations and Number Line Estimation with Whole Numbers and Fractions,” at the national Council for Exceptional Children Convention & Expo in April.

Dr. Namkung received her PhD from the Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. During her doctoral program she was a Learning Disabilities HUB Fellow within the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Health and Human Services, as well as an Institute of Education Experimental Education Research (ExpERT) Fellow. As an ExpERT fellow, Dr. Namkung has had advanced training in conducting experimental assessments which have helped her to develop cutting-edge expertise in experimental and quasi-experimental design, sophisticated statistical analysis, meta-analysis, measurement/assessment and intervention fidelity. Dr. Namkung has also had wide-ranging experience in designing, delivering and evaluating instructional and behavioral supports for students with a variety of disabilities. She has worked as an applied behavior analyst with a student with autism and supported students with learning and behavioral disabilities in several inclusive educational settings. She has served as a trainer and supervisor of other professionals delivering special education supports.