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Meet the Center’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Yara Farah, Ph.D., just joined the Center for Gifted Education as a postdoctoral research fellow. She provides research support for gifted and talented curriculum effectiveness studies, including designing and conducting studies, selecting and developing of measurement instruments, coordinating research activities with school districts, and analyzing data collected. She is also the chair of the membership committee for The Association for the Gifted (TAG)–Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). Her research interests include gifted and talented education, twice-exceptional learners, and inclusive classrooms.

 Yara taught undergraduate courses in educational psychology at Baylor University for 2 years while working on her doctoral degree. Previously, she was the special education teacher for students in grades 3 and 4 at an International Baccalaureate school in Lebanon. She also worked for one year as a paraprofessional in a fully inclusive school in California.

 At Baylor University, she completed a doctorate of philosophy in educational psychology with a stand on gifted education and a stand in measurement. She earned her master’s degree in special education, mild to moderate, from California State University Northridge (CSUN) and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, with a minor in psychology and a minor in philosophy, as well as a Diploma in Special Education from the American University of Beirut (AUB).

She may be reached by [[ynfarah,email]]