Dr Jennifer L Jolly

Senior Lecturer, GERRIC Senior Research Fellow, MTeach Program Director
Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Baylor Univeristy
School of Education

Contact

+61 2 9385 1977
Room 107, Goodsell Building
Kensington Campus

Consultation

Appointments Available If you are a MTeach student and need help with course selection and progression, please contact education@unsw.edu.au. If you would like to make an appointment to discuss the MTeach program, please email me at j.jolly@unsw.edu.au.
Fields: Educational Psychology, History and Philosophy of Education
Tags: Special Needs Education

Jennifer L. Jolly, Ph.D., is a senior lecturer in gifted education at the University of New South Wales. Before joinging the faculty at UNSW, she was an associate professor in elementary and gifted education at Louisiana State University in the United States. Her research interests include the history of gifted education, motivation and gifted children, and parents of gifted children. Her work has been published in Gifted Child Quarterly, Journal for the Education for the Gifted, High Ability Studies, Roeper Review, and Gifted Child Today. Jennifer has written and edited several books, including A Century of Contributions to Gifted Education: Illuminating Lives (Routledge) with Ann Robinson. She is the current Association Editor for the National Association for the Gifted Children (NAGC-USA). Jennifer also served as editor of Parenting for High Potential from 2007–2012. She is on the editorial advisory boards of GIfted Child Quarterly, the Journal for the Education of the Gifted, the Journal of Advanced Academics, Gifted and Talented International and Gifted Child Today. For her work in gifted education, she received the NAGC Early Leader Award (2013), the Award for Excellence in Research from the Mensa Foundation (2010), and the Michael Pyryt Collaboration Award, AERA/Research Creativity, Giftedness and Talent (2012). Her classroom experience includes eight years in the U.S. public school system working with both gifted and regular education students.

Research

Jennifer L. Jolly, Ph.D., is a senior lecturer in gifted education at the University of New South Wales. Before joinging the faculty at UNSW, she was an associate professor in elementary and gifted education at Louisiana State University in the United States. Her research interests include the history of gifted education, motivation and gifted children, and parents of gifted children. Her work has been published in Gifted Child Quarterly, Journal for the Education for the Gifted, High Ability Studies, Roeper Review, and Gifted Child Today. Jennifer has written and edited several books, including A Century of Contributions to Gifted Education: Illuminating Lives (Routledge) with Ann Robinson. She is the current Association Editor for the National Association for the Gifted Children (NAGC-USA). Jennifer also served as editor of Parenting for High Potential from 2007–2012. She is on the editorial advisory boards of GIfted Child Quarterly, the Journal for the Education of the Gifted, the Journal of Advanced Academics, Gifted and Talented International and Gifted Child Today. For her work in gifted education, she received the NAGC Early Leader Award (2013), and the Award for Excellence in Research from the Mensa Foundation (2010), and the Michael Pyryt Collaboration Award, AERA/Research Creativity , Giftedness and Talent (2012).  Her classroom experience includes eight years in the U.S. public school system working with both gifted and regular education students.


Publications

Teaching

EDST 5110: Educational Leadership for Gifted Students

EDST 5802: Identification of Gifted Students

EDST 5116: Student Engagement 

EDST 5888: Project Seminar

Honours and prizes

2013 National Association Gifted Children’s Early Leader Award

2012 Michael Pyryt Collaboration Award, Research on Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent SIG, AERA

2011 Louisiana Council for Exceptional Children Higher Education Professional Award

2011 Legacy Book Award (Parent/Family category), Parenting Gifted Children, Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented

2010 Award for Excellence in Research, Mensa Education and Research Foundation

2010 Service Learning Scholar, CCELL, Louisiana State University

Affiliations and membership

Australian Association for the GIfted and Talented

National Association for Gifted Children (USA)

The Association for the Gifted, Council for Exceptional Children

American Educational Research Association

World Council for Gifted Children

UNSW, School of Education, Gifted Education Research Committee & Educational Psychology Research Committee

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