Jesse James Syndrome [Review of Serving gifted students in rural settings]



Author Biography

Jeanne L. Surface, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Jeanne Surface, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, serves a joint appointment for the Rural Futures Institute (as a Star Point Leader for Education) and the Department of Educational Leadership at University of Nebraska, Omaha. Surface received her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Wyoming and is an experienced Superintendent and Principal. She has served as Chair on 11 dissertation committees, published a book, nine chapters, 16 peer reviewed journal articles, served as editor of two special issues of journals and written over 500 short law briefs for the Education Law Association. Her teaching areas are Public School Law, Qualitative Research Methods, and Advanced Research.


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