Dr. Bronwyn MacFarlane is a professor of gifted education at UA Little Rock and has been a faculty member for 10 years. She has done extensive research and scholarship in her field.
Between 2013 and 2018, she produced 50 publications, 70 presentations, and three books. She reviewed articles for six academic journals and served as editor for nine newsletters. She is actively engaged in translating research to practice for educators.
Since coming to UA Little Rock, she has engaged in many sustained research activities. She also served as interim associate dean of the College of Education and Health Professions in 2014.
MacFarlane has received national and international recognition in the Gifted Education field. Some of her awards include the Early Leader award for the field from the National Association for Gifted Children in 2018, the Wedge Distinguished Scholar award at Western Kentucky University in 2017, and the Challenger Award from the Arkansans for Gifted and Talented Education Association in 2016.
MacFarlane earned the Faculty Excellence Award for Excellence in Research for the then College of Education in 2014. She is a lifetime member of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and a member of various other organizations in her field.
MacFarlane holds a Ph.D. in Educational Philosophy, Planning and Leadership from the College of William and Mary, a Master of Education in Counseling from Stephens College, and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and a B.S. in Secondary Education from the University of Missouri.