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T  he Toni Jennings Exceptional Education Institute funds six University of Central Florida doctoral student fellowships in the Education Ph.D. program every academic year. Three exceptional education doctoral students and three counselor education doctoral students work with College of Education and Human Performance faculty researchers, and on TJEEI programs and projects.

Christine Duff, Ph.D. Exceptional Education Research Interest:
Autism and Service Learning
Hannah Acquaye, Ph.D. Counselor Education Research Interest:
Psychotherapeutic Interventions for Victims of War, School Counselor Skills for At-Risk-Youth, Group Therapy for Trauma Victims and Non-Governmental Iinterventions for Poverty Reduction in West Africa
Ashley J. Blount, Ph.D., NCC Counselor Education Research Interest:
Wellness Counseling, Counselor Education and Supervision, and Counseling Athletes and Former Athletes.
Jenn Gallup, Ph.D. Exceptional Education Research Interest:
Wellness Counseling, Counselor Education and Supervision, and Counseling Athletes and Former Athletes.
Patrick Mullen, Ph.D. Counselor Education Research Interest:
Conselor Education and Supervision, Professional School Counseling, and Effective Interventions for Children and Adolescents
Kelly Schaffer, Ph.D. Exceptional Education Research Interest:
Teacher Preparation and Meaningful Communication Skills for Children with Disabilities
Lisa Finnegan, Ph.D.

Exceptional Education Research Interest:
Students with Mild to Moderate Learning Disabilities, Universal Design for Learning, Science Education, and Teacher Preparation
Jesse Fox, Ph.D. Counselor Education Research Interest:
Addictions Counseling, Existential and Spiritual Factors in Counseling, Power Dynamics of the Helping Relationship, and Epistemological Issues in Counseling Theory
Yo-Sang Ha, Ph.D. Counselor Education Research Interest:
Forgiveness and Group Counseling
Tracy McKinney, Ph.D. Exceptional Education Research Interest:
Autism, Technology and Teacher Preparation
Tiphanie Gonzalez, Ph.D. Counselor Education Research Interest:
At-Risk Inner City Youth
Jessica Hunt, Ph.D. Exceptional Education Research Interest:
Mathematics Learning Disabilities and Conceptual Understanding in Mathematics
Tanya Moorehead, Ph.D. Exceptional Education Research Interest:
Co-Teaching and Collaboration
Sally V. Lewis, Ph.D. Counselor Education Research Interest:
School Counseling for Students with Special Needs
Angel L. Lopez, Jr., Ph.D. Exceptional Education Research Interest:
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners and Emotional Disturbances
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