Educational Psychology & Counseling Department

Current ESM Students

Terry GibsonTerry Gibson Jr.
Terry is a first-year doctoral student in the ESM program and completing course work for the Intercollegiate Graduate Statistics Program (IGSP). He has a BS in Mathematics from Savannah State University, a MA in Curriculum and Instruction from Tennessee Tech University, a MST in Mathematics from Middle Tennessee State University. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Pellissippi State Community College. His research interests are in higher education assessment and evaluation, STEM area assessment, statistics education, and cognitive science.



Paul KirklandPaul Kirkland
Paul is a first-year doctoral student in the ESM program. He has a BS in Mathematics from Tennessee Wesleyan College and MM in Mathematics from the University of Tennessee. His research interests include mathematics education, statistics education, and program evaluation. He is also interested in teaching statistics and research methodology. He is currently employed as a mathematics teacher in the Monroe County School System and is an adjunct professor for Cleveland State Community College.



Sarah picSarah Nadel
Sarah is a first-year doctoral student within the ESM program. She has a master’s degree in Quantitative Research, Evaluation, and Measurement from The Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Northern Kentucky University. Her primary research interests include self-efficacy, motivation, and retention in higher education and within organizational settings. She is currently a graduate teaching assistant in the Office of First Year Studies.



osborne-jessicaJessica Osborne
Jessica is a first-year student in the ESM program. She earned her BA in English from Elon University and an MFA in Creative Writing from University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Currently employed at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in the Student Success Center, her research interests include higher education assessment, student engagement and motivation, and meditation.




Updated 06/21/2017

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