Sakhavat Mammadov


Sakhavat Mammadov is Associate Professor of Gifted and Creative Education (GCE) in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Georgia (UGA). He serves as the Coordinator of GCE programs. Prior to his appointment at UGA, Dr. Mammadov was an Assistant Professor at Valdosta State University (VSU) where he taught research methods, program evaluation, assessment, and gifted education. His doctorate in gifted education was received from William & Mary. Among his primary research interests are social and emotional experiences and well-being of children with gifts and talents, motivation in learning contexts, personality, and creativity. His articles have appeared in Journal of Personality, Learning and Individual Differences, Educational Psychology, Gifted Child Quarterly, Journal of Creative Behavior, Creativity Research Journal, among others. His work has been recognized by numerous awards, including Mensa Foundation Award for Excellence in Research, VSU College of Education and Human Services Excellence Award for Excellence in Research, National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Doctoral Dissertation Award, and NAGC Award for Outstanding Doctoral Student. Dr. Mammadov currently is an associate editor for Gifted Child Quarterly and serves on NAGC’s Research and Evaluation Network as a program chair.


  • social and emotional experiences and well-being of children with gifts and talents
  • motivation in learning contexts
  • personality
  • creative ideation


  •  PhD in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership (with an emphasis in Gifted Education), 2016
    William & Mary


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