Sakhavat Mammadov, Ph.D. Portrait

Sakhavat Mammadov, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


2016       Ph.D., William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA.

2012       M.A., Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey.

2010       B.S., Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Research Interests

  • Social and emotional development of gifted students and individual differences in their behavioral and affective dispositions (i.e., personality).
  • Motivation theories (i.e., achievement goal theory and self-determination theory) as they relate to educational practice for all students.
  • Educational policy and administrative issues in gifted education and talent development.

Recent Publications

Mammadov, S., Cross, T. L., & Ward, T. (2018). The Big Five personality predictors of academic achievement in gifted students: Mediation by self-regulatory efficacy and academic motivation. High Ability Studies.

Cross, T. L., Cross, J. R., Mammadov, S., Ward, T., Speirs-Neumeister, K., & Andersen, L. (2018). Psychological heterogeneity among honors college students. Journal for the Education of the Gifted.

Mammadov, S., Hertzog, N., & Mun, R. U. (2018). An examination of self-determination within alumni of an early college entrance program. Journal for the Education of the Gifted.

Cross, T. L., Andersen, L., & Mammadov, S., & Cross, J. R. (2017). Social and emotional development of students with gifts and talents. In J. Roberts, T. Inman, and Robins, J. (Eds.), Introduction to gifted education (pp. 77-95). Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.

Mammadov, S., Ward, T. J., Cross, J. R., & Cross, T. L. (2016). Use of latent profile analysis in studies of gifted students. Roeper Review, 38, 175-184.


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