Karen Rambo-Hernandez, PhD
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
West Virginia University
College of Education and Human Services
Department of Learning Sciences and Human Development
Dr. Karen Rambo-Hernandez’s research focuses improving education in STEM, particularly for gifted students and engineering and computer science students. She centers her efforts on using diversity and inclusion to strengthen teams and improving education for gifted students by identifying underrepresented students for gifted services and employing better methods to assess academic growth. She uses advanced statistical methods such as multilevel modeling and structural equation modeling in her work.
Rambo-Hernandez is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Learning Sciences and Human Development at WVU, and has been the recipient of many fellowships, grants and research awards. Her work has been supported by organizations such as the National Science Foundation and the American Psychological Foundation. Rambo-Hernandez was also honored with the Secondary Teacher of the Year award from Coppell Independent School District for the 2006-2007 year and the Teacher of the Year award from Coppell Middle School North for the 2005-2006 year. She earned her PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Connecticut.