Centers and Initiatives
Centers and Initiatives in the Department of Educational Studies
Purdue Counseling and Guidance Center
Director: David Stanley
The Counseling and Guidance Center is the counseling service and training facility for the College of Education on the Purdue University campus. Since 1953, the Counseling and Guidance Center has been assisting people with a variety of educational, career, and personal problems. Current staff members are qualified graduate counseling psychology students in-training who are supervised by faculty from the Counseling Psychology Program.
Gifted Education Research & Resource Institute (GER2I)
Centered at Purdue University, the Gifted Education Research and Resource Institute (GER2I) is an innovative center dedicated to the discovery, study, and development of human potential. Founded by John Feldhusen in 1977, GER2I’s mission is holistic development of giftedness, creativity, and talents among individuals throughout their life-span.
Purdue University Psychometric Investigation Lab
Director: Hua Hua Chang
The Psychometric Investigation Lab (PUPIL) scholarly community offers consultation about educational assessment, data analytics, and research design.
James F. Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship
The James F. Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship has programs and resources for K-12 and community educators to implement powerful citizenship education that promotes active involvement in schools and communities.