Bell Fellow Renae Mayes Honored

Renae MayesThe Bell National Resource Center is proud to announce that one of its Bell Fellows, Ranae Mayes, PhD, NCC, has won this year’s American Educational Research Association (AERA) Division E Outstanding Dissertation Award(Counseling) for her dissertation titled, “Adversity and pitfalls of twice exceptional learners,” conducted at The Ohio State University under the advisement of Dr. James L. Moore. Selection of the outstanding dissertation included significance, quality of research, interpretation of findings and quality of writing. Professor Mayes will be recognized for this honor at the Division E Business Meeting in Chicago on April 16-20, 2015.

Dr. Mayes is currently an assistant professor and director of the School Counseling Program in the Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services at Ball State University.


AERA, founded in 1916, is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.