Jo Ellen Levy Yates Professorship
Dr. Culross is a Full Professor of Gifted Education and Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) at LSU where she teaches courses in Creative Behavior, Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted, Developing Curriculum for the Gifted, Practicum, Women, Gender, and Leadership, and other special topics in WGS. Dr. Culross is a licensed psychologist and nationally certified school psychologist with more than 35 years of experience in higher education. She has served as the Chair of the AERA SIG on Giftedness and Talent, as a member of the American Psychological Association Continuing Education Committee, and for 20 years as a member of various Dean’s Advisory Councils at Purdue University. She currently serves on the Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists.
LSU Rainmaker, 2009.
Outstanding Faculty Contribution Award, Women’s & Gender Studies Program, LSU, 2004 & 2008.
Service-Learning Faculty Scholar, LSU, 2008.
Distinguished Dissertation Award Finalist, LSU, Douglas Samson, 2008.
Culross, R.R. (2010). Leveraging Service-Learning: A case study. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 14(1), 93-98.
Tarver, E.T., & Culross, R.R. (2010, July). University admissions’ officers perceptions of student performance within the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Paper presented at the European Council on High Ability biennial meeting, Paris, France.
Culross, R.R. (2009, August). Student perspectives on the International Baccalaureate: A Longitudinal Study. Paper presented at the 18 Biennial Conference on Gifted th and Talented Children, Vancouver, B.C.
Culross, R.R., Jolly, J.J., & Winkler, D.W. (2010, May). Facilitating grade acceleration: Revisiting the wisdom of John Feldhusen. Paper presented at the Wallace Research Symposium on Talent Development, Belin-Blank Center, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.
Culross, R.R. & Tarver, E.T. (2009, April). Impact of an International Baccalaureate program from the perspectives of diploma graduates. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children, Seattle, WA.
Selected Grants/Funded Projects
Culross, R.R. (2010-2011). Perceptions of an International Baccalaureate program. Board of Regents ATLAS grant, $100,000.