Jaret Hodges

Jaret Hodges

Postdoctoral Associate

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Research focus

Jaret’s research interests and focus are on the underrepresentation of underserved populations in gifted education. His area of focus is how state-level policies affect the representation of Black, Native American, and Latino students in gifted education programs in public schools. Further, he is interested in examining how gifted programming is enacted within rural schools throughout the United States. Jaret’s methodological interests are in using large-scale state longitudinal data sets to model trends in education within states over time. Further, his interests are in advocating for the increase in the use of computer programming as a tool to enhance research, and for the use of open-source software. To these ends, Jaret served as the executive assistant of the National Rural Education association for three years and served in the committee and was an author on Purdue University’s campus diversity initiative. 


  • PhD, Purdue University
  • Master of Arts, University of Houston
  • Bachelor of Arts, Ashford University

Recent publications

Hodges, J., McIntosh, J., Gentry, M. (2017). The effect of an out-of-school enrichment program on the academic achievement of high-potential students from low-income families. Journal of Advanced Academics, 1932202X17715304.