Jessica Namkung

Jessica Namkung

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Jessica Namkung

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Special Education, Vanderbilt University, 2014
M.Ed., Special Education, Vanderbilt University, 2009
B.S., Psychology, University of Washington, 2006

Jessica Namkung joined the Department of Special Education and Communications Disorders in August 2016 as an assistant professor. 

With an interest in improving academic outcomes for students with learning difficulties, Jessica's research focuses on understanding factors that contribute to individual differences in learning math, and developing interventions for students with learning difficulties in math.

Jessica joined the Nebraska staff after spending two years as an assistant professor in the division of special education and the division of educational psychology and methodology at the University at Albany, State University of New York. After graduating with her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Washington, Jessica earned both her master's and doctorate degrees in special education with focus on high-incidence disabilities.

Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
2017-19, Scholarly Enhancement Program, College of Education & Human Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2015, Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, Council for Exceptional Children, Division of Learning Disabilities2013-14, Learning Disabilities HUB Fellow, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Health and Human Development, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University2013, Melvyn I Semmel Dissertation Research Award, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University2009-12, Institute of Education Sciences Experimental Education Research Training (ExpERT) Fellowship, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University2009-12, Provost's Fellowship, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University
2016-present, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska–Lincoln2014-16, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, University at Albany, State University of New York
American Educational Research Association, 2012-presentCouncil for Exceptional Children, 2008-present