- Acting Dean, College of Education and Behavioral Science
- Director, Post Baccalaureate Program
- Teacher Certification Officer
- Professor of Education
- EdD, Curriculum and Instruction, Specialization in Technology in the Classroom, Baylor University
- MEd, Counseling and Guidance, University of Miami
- BS, Education and Psychology, Illinois State University
- Foundations of American Educational Thought
- Essential Elements of Social Studies
- Educating Gifted Learners
- Graduate Curriculum and Instruction for the Elementary School
- Graduate Curriculum and Instruction for the Secondary School
Her research interests include: the integration of technology into classrooms, gifted education, and the development of curriculum. Publications and professional presentations have included interactive teaching with technology, methods to enhance college professors’ instruction, and metacognition of gifted students. She has been a presenter at the Texas Association of Gifted and Talented (TAGT) conferences as well as authored articles and a book chapter on gifted children. An interview with Dr. McGaughey was published in Supporting the Emotional Needs of Gifted.
Dr. McGaughey serves on the Teacher Education Committee, the Graduate Council, and the Celebration of Scholarship Symposium Subcommittee.
Dr. McGaughey has been a Faculty Sponsor for the Association of Student Educators (ASE), is an officer with Kappa Delta Pi; an Educational Honor society founded by John Dewey; and is the faculty advisor for the Alternative Certification students. As Certification Officer, Dr. McGaughey assists students to understand the process required to become a teacher in Texas and oversees their progress to state teacher certification.
Dr. McGaughey has appeared in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers for multiple years, received Teacher of the Year at her last public school, and has twice been named a Piper Professor nominee from the School of Education.