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Emily Mofield 

College of Education, Graduate EDD

Assistant Professor


Emily Mofield, Ed.D., is an Assistant Professor of Education teaching courses in gifted education and in the Ed.D. Program for Learning Organizations and Strategic Change. Dr. Mofield is passionate about equipping teachers with high-quality resources to use to identify, serve, and teach gifted and high-potential students. With over 20 years of experience in gifted education, Dr. Mofield has published numerous research articles, books, and book chapters related to achievement motivation, collaborative teaching practices, and curriculum development in gifted education. Dr. Mofield has co-authored an award-winning curriculum series for gifted/advanced students and is the co-recipient of the NAGC Hollingworth Award for Excellence in Research and the TAGT's Legacy book award for Teaching Tenacity, Resilience, and a Drive for Excellence. She was recently awarded the 2021 NAGC Book of the Year for Collaboration, Coteaching, and Coaching in Gifted Education (with Vicki Phelps; Practitioner Category).

Dr. Mofield regularly leads professional development addressing differentiation and collaborative teaching practices for school districts and special groups and is an invited featured/keynote speaker for many gifted education conferences. She has most recently served as the Chair of Curriculum Studies for NAGC and serves on the Advisory Committee for University of Connecticut’s Javits Project Bump-Up.

Her most recent work includes Vertical Differentiation: 25 Strategies to Stretch Student Thinking and A Teacher's Guide to Curriculum Design for Gifted and Advanced Learners (with Tamra Stambaugh).

She enjoys serving her church with her husband, Pastor Ashley Mofield, and being a mother to her beautiful, joyful daughter.