Dr. Frances A. Karnes, Ph.D. is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Education

Feb 21, 2013, 18:21 ET from Continental Who's Who

HATTIESBURG, Miss., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Frances A. Karnes, Ph.D. is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Education as a result of her role as a Distinguished Professor with the University of Southern Mississippi.

Dr. Karnes is a Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education and Director of the Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi, where she has been a member of the faculty since being awarded her Ph.D. degree by the University of Illinois in 1973.

She is widely known for her research, publications, innovative program developments, and service activities in gifted education and leadership training. Dr. Karnes has spent her career researching legal issues that arise when parents, educators, and other advocates seek educational opportunities for gifted and talented children. Throughout her teaching, research, and service, she has focused on the development of leadership potential in all students.

Furthermore, Dr. Karnes has contributed a vast amount of her knowledge as an author or co-author of more than 250 papers published in scholarly journals as well as numerous monographs and book chapters. She is also the co-author of books in gifted education and related areas and has served three two-year terms on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Children.

As a result of her dedication to gifted education, Dr. Karnes has been honored as the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Education of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was given the David W. Belin Award for state and national advocacy by the National Association for Gifted Children in 2002. In 2003, she received the Award for Excellence from the Mississippi Association for Gifted Children.

For more information, please visit www.usm.edu.

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