Hope E Wilson

Associate Professor

Foundations & Secondary Education • College of Education & Human Services

Areas of Expertise

Education Psychology

Gifted Education


Ph.D. Education Psychology: Gifted Education

University of Connecticut

Spring 2009


M.A. Gifted Education

Hardin-Simmons University

Spring 2009


M.A.T. Education

Austin College

Winter 2002


B.A. Art

Austin College

Spring 2001


     Hope E. Wilson completed her doctorate in Gifted Education at the University of Connecticut. She has previously served NAGC as the R&E Network Awards Co-chair, coordinating the dissertation award and the research gala, the Arts Division Newsletter Editor, and on the Development Committee. She was awarded Graduate Student of the Year by NAGC. Hope is a co-author of Letting Go Of Perfect: Overcoming Perfectionism in Kids (2009, Prufrock Press). She has been published in Journal for the Education of the Gifted, Gifted Child Today, and the Journal of Advanced Academics. Her cartoons are a regular feature in Teaching for High Potential. She is currently an assistant professor at University of North Florida, and has previously been the assistant editor for the Journal of Advanced Academics and an assistant professor at Stephen F. Austin State University. Her research has included gifted identification, acceleration, academic self-concept, and arts integration for gifted students, using HLM and SEM, as well as qualitative, methodologies.


Dissertation Award, 2nd Place, NAGC (2010)

Graduate Student of the Year, NAGC (2009)

Most Outstanding Paper, NAGC (2008)

Doctoral Lever Research, 2nd Place, NAGC (2007)


National Association of Gifted Students

American Educational Research Association

Publications & Presentations

 Peer-Reviewed Publications

 Wilson, H. E., Siegle, D. S., McCoach, D. B., Little, C. A., & Reis, S. M. (Accepted). A model of academic self-concept: Perceived difficulty and social comparison among academically accelerated secondary school students. Gifted Child Quarterly.

 Wilson, H. E., & Gaa, J. (Accepted). Parenting artistically gifted children: Advice from the NAGC arts network. Parenting for High Potential.

 Wilson, H. E., Gresham, J., Williams, M., Whitley, C., & Partin, J. (2013). Female-only classes in a rural context: Self-concept, achievement, and discourse. Journal of Research in Rural Education, 28(9), 1-14.

 Siegle, D., Wilson, H. E., & Little, C. A. (2013). A Sample of gifted and talented educators’ attitudes about academic acceleration. Journal of Advanced Academics, 24(1), 27-51.

Nerren, J., Abel, C., & Wilson, H. E. (2012). Language stimulation techniques for prekindergarten English language learners. TexELT: Texas English Language Teaching, 1, 22-26.

Wilson, H. E., & Adelson, J. L. (2012). College choices of academically talented secondary students. Journal of Advanced Academics, 23, 32-52.

Rubenstein, L., & Wilson, H. E. (2011). Spicing up classrooms using creative challenges. Gifted Child Today, 34(2), 57-65.

Wilson, H. E., & Adelson, J. L. (2010, September). Parenting perfectionists: Encouraging healthy risk taking for Risk Evaders. Parenting for High Potential,13-19.

Nihalani, P. K., Wilson, H. E., Thomas, G., & Robinson, D. H. (2010). What determines high- and low-performing groups? The superstar effect. Journal of Advanced Academics, 2, 500-524.

Siegle, D., Moore, M., Mann, R. L., & Wilson, H. E. (2010). Factors that influence inservice and preservice teachers’ nominations of students for gifted and talented programs. Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 33, 337-360.

Wilson, H. E. (2009). Picasso in your classroom: Meeting the needs of talented artists and visual learners in the elementary classroom. Gifted Child Today, 32, 36-45.

Wilson, H. E. (2008). The last word: An interview with Marilyn Cochran-Smith. Journal of Advanced Academics, 19, 744-749.

Wilson, H. E., & Adelson, J. L. (2008). The science of art and the art of science. Gifted Education Communicator, 39, 3, 24-27.



Wilson, H. E. (2010). Instructors manual. In G. A. Davis, S. Rimm, & D. Siegle, Education of the gifted and talented (6th ed.). New York: Prentice Hall.

Adelson, J. L., & Wilson, H. E. (2009). Letting go of perfect: Overcoming perfectionism in kids. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.

Book Chapters

Wilson, H. E. (2011). Arts curriculum for gifted learners. In J. vanTassel-Baska & C. A. Little (Eds.), Content-based curriculum for high-ability learners (2nd ed., pp. 303-320). Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.


Siegle, D. S., McCoach, D. B., & Wilson, H. E. (2009). Extending learning through mentorships. In F. A. Karnes & S. M. Bean (Eds.), Methods and materials for teaching the gifted (3rd ed., pp. 519-564). Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.


Wilson, H. E. (2009). Specialized secondary schools. In B. Kerr (Ed.), Encyclopedia of giftedness, creativity, and talent (pp. 818-820). Los Angeles, CA: Sage.


Wilson, H. E., & Paul, K. A. (2009). Home schooling. In B. Kerr (Ed.), Encyclopedia of giftedness, creativity, and talent (pp. 432-435). Los Angeles, CA: Sage.


WilsonContact Information

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(904) 620-5222


Office Hours

Tuesday and Thursday 11:30-1:30, Thursday 6:30-7:30