Karen Rambo-Hernandez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Educational Leadership Studies

Department of Learning Sciences and Human Development

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Contact information

Office: 506D
Phone: 293-2156
E-mail: Kerambohernandez@mail.wvu.edu


Ph.D. in Educational Psychology

  • Specialization in Measurement, Evaluation, and Assessment, University of Connecticut- Main Campus, Storrs, Connecticut. August, 2011
  • Dissertation: How much do schools matter? Using summer growth patterns to assess the impact of schools on high achieving and gifted students. Chair: D. Betsy McCoach. Committee: Del Siegle, H. Jane Rogers, H. Swaminathan, Megan E. Welsh.
  • Program Evaluation Certificate, August, 2011

Master of Education

  • Educational Administration, Texas A&M University – Commerce, Texas. May, 2002.

Bachelor of Science in Education

  • Distinction in Mathematics, Elementary Education with specialization in Mathematics. East Texas Baptist University, Marshall, Texas. May, 1997. Summa Cum Laude.



  • America Psychological Foundation’s (APF) Esther Katz Rosen Fellowship for Research and Programs on Giftedness in Children, $25,000, 2010
  • Northwest Evaluation Association’s Kingsbury Center Data Award. Summer 2010.
  • Dr. Richard and Kristin Swchab Fellowship, University of Connecticut, Fall 2010-Spring 2011
  • Friends & Colleagues of Francis X. Archambault, Jr. Fellowship, University of Connecticut, Fall 2009-Spring 2010
  • J. Raymond and Ausgusta Gerberich Fellowship, University of Connecticut, Fall 2008- Spring 2009
  • Pre-doctoral Fellowship, University of Connecticut, Fall 2008
  • Neag Graduate Student Association Travel Grant Award, Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Spring 2009

Teaching Awards

  • Secondary Teacher of the Year- Coppell Independent School District 2006-2007
  • Teacher of the Year- Coppell Middle School North 2005-2006
  • Raytheon Math Hero Award recipient and grant winner- $5,000- 2006

Other Awards

  • National Association for Gifted Children Research and Evaluation Network- 2012 Dissertation Award, Second place
  • National Association for Gifted Children Research and Evaluation Network Research Gala- Third Place for In-Progress Doctoral Research, 2011
  • Nominated for the Provost’s Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement- Graduate Student, University of Connecticut- nominee
  • American Psychological Association Division 15 (Educational Psychology) Doctoral Student Research Seminar selected participant. August, 2010
  • Coach of CMSN MATHCOUNTS fourth place Texas state team 2006
  • Coppell Education Foundation grant recipient- Fall 2005
  • Dean’s List with Honors every semester- East Texas Baptist University 1993-1997

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