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  Dr. Steve Wininger

Brittany Crowley

I graduated from WKU in May of 2012 with a Bachelor's degree in psychology. I am currently working toward an Ed.S. degree in school psychology.


Kerry Duck

I am originally from Brandon, MS and currently a second year graduate student in the psychological science program. My research interests are related to motivational constructs in education, particularly the constructs of interest and achievement motivation. I am currently writing my thesis, which is investigating the effect of problem-based learning and a pullout magnet program on interest growth in mathematics across time. I am applying to PhD programs for next fall. In my spare time, I like to read, watch movies, cook, and spend time with my friends.


Adrian Gregory

I am a Gatton Academy graduate now working on my Bachelor's degree in middle grades math and science education. I plan on getting an Ed.S. degree in educational administration after completing my B.S.


Mary Katherine Higginson

Originally from Owensboro, Kentucky, I graduated from WKU in May of 2013 with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a minor in Biology. I am currently pursuing my Ed. S. (Specialist in Education) degree in School Psychology and plan to graduate in May of 2016. On August 2, 2014, I will be marrying Zack Ryle, a fellow WKU alum and current employee of the Center for Gifted Studies. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, cheering on our Hilltopper athletic teams, and being involved in the hospitality and children's ministries at my church.


Alexandra C. Oldham

I am an undergraduate honors student at WKU. I am majoring in psychology and plan on going into the field of sport psychology.


Kirsten Olson

My name is Kirsten Olson and I am from Lexington, Kentucky. I am a junior pursuing a double major in Spanish and Psychology and will graduate in May of 2015. I am currently working on the competition study under Dr. Wininger.


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