Special Populations


Dr. Martin D. Jenkins Scholars

Saturday, November 11
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Location: 208 A

Come meet the 2017 Dr. Martin D. Jenkins Scholars, accomplished black middle- and high-school students.

Tarek C. Grantham

University of Georgia

Dr. Tarek C. Grantham is Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Georgia (UGA), and he teaches in the Gifted and Creative Education Program (GCE), primarily in the Diversity and Equity Strand. Dr. Grantham’s research addresses the problem of under-representation among ethnic minority students, particularly Black males, in advanced programs. He co-edited Gifted and Advanced Black Students in School: An Anthology of Critical Works (2011), and Young, Triumphant, and Black: Overcoming the Tyranny of Segregated Minds in Desegregated Schools (in-press). Dr. Grantham serves as the Chair for the Special Populations Network of the National Association for Gifted Children. He has served as a Board member for the Council for Exceptional Children, Talented and Gifted Division. Dr. Grantham has been awarded the Mary M. Frasier Excellence and Equity Award by the Georgia Association for Gifted Children for outstanding achievement in practices that promote equitable identification procedures and/or provision of high-quality services to gifted students from under-represented groups. He is the fortunate husband of a wonderful wife, Dr. Kimberly D. Grantham, and the proud father of three children: Kurali, Copeland, and Jovi.


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Joy Lawson Davis

Associate Professor & Chair, Dept of Teacher Education
Virginia Union University


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