Jill Adelson

Jill Adelson

Associate Professor
Department of Counseling and Human Development
Room 307 - College of Education & Human Development
jill.adelson @louisville.edu

Dr. Adelson's curriculum vita [PDF]

Educational Background

  • PhD, Educational Psychology, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut, Joint degree in Measurement, Evaluation, and Assessment and in Gifted Education. Cognate in Mathematics Education, May, 2009.
  • Certificate in Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, August, 2008.
  • M.A. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, The College of William and Mary, Specialization: Gifted Education, August, 2005.
  • B.A. in Elementary Education, Transylvania University, Emphases in Math and Science and in Social Studies, Minor in Psychology, May, 2001.

Research Interests

As a translational methodologist, my research involves bridging the gap between advanced methods and applied research. To this end, I have three lines of research: (a) applications of advanced methods (e.g., multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling, propensity score analysis, instrument design) in gifted education, (b) collaborations involving applications of advanced methods, and (c) methodological dissemination. For a complete list of publications, see my CV.

Current Externally Funded Grants

Reaching Academic Potential Project
Source: U.S. Department of Education Javits Grant
Role: Evaluator
Funding: $1,199,121
Duration 2015-2018

Project SPARK: Supporting and Promoting Advanced Readiness in Kids
Source: U.S. Department of Education Javits Grant
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Funding: $2,500,000
Duration 2014-2019

STEM Starters+
Source: U.S. Department of Education Javits Grant
Role: External Evaluator
Funding: $1,998,956
Duration 2014-2019

Teaching Areas

  • Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM)
  • Structural Equation Modeling (SEM)
  • Measurement and Evaluation
  • Supervised Research
  • Independent Study in Secondary Data Analysis
  • Independent Study in Affective Instrument Development
  • Seminar in Educational Psychology, Measurement and Evaluation

Select Honors & Awards

  • Early Scholar Award, National Association for Gifted Children, 2014
  • Gifted Child Quarterly Paper of the Year, National Association for Gifted Children, 2013
  • Gifted Child Quarterly Paper of the Year, National Association for Gifted Children, 2009
  • Curriculum Award, National Association for Gifted Children Curriculum Studies Division, 2006, 2007, 2008

Select Professional Service

  • Specialty Chief Editor for Frontiers in Psychology, Quantitative Psychology and Measurement Section
  • Associate Editor of Journal of Advanced Academics
  • Vice Chair of the University of Louisville Commission on the Status of Women (COSW)
  • University Representative on and Treasurer for the Kentucky State Council for Gifted and Talented Education, appointed by Governor Steve Beshear
  • Past Chair of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Research & Evaluation Network
  • Member of the NAGC Workgroup on National Educational Data Bases
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA) Research on Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent SIG Secretary
  • AERA Division D: Measurement and Research Methodology Graduate Student Seminar Committee Chair
  • Editorial Board member for Journal of Educational Research, Gifted Child Quarterly, and Teaching for High Potential