Assistant Professor Jacob Hibel was recently selected for the 2016 William T. Grant Scholars Program. This highly prestigious program supports the professional development of promising researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences who have received their degree within the past seven years. This year's selected scholars will specifically focus on questions that may inform policy and practice in a range of systems, including child welfare, education, and justice.
Hibel will be provided funding of up to $350,000 over five years to conduct research to improve the lives of youth in America. His research will focus on answering the question, "How are elementary schools’ policies and practices for special services (e.g., special education, English acquisition, and gifted/talented education) shaped by communities’ immigration contexts?"