Tonya R. Moon

Professor Chair; UVa IRB-SBS


  • Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1994
  • M.Ed., University of Arkansas-Little Rock, 1991
  • B.S., University of Arkansas-Little Rock, 1985

Dr. Tonya R. Moon teaches courses in research design, is a principal investigator for the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, is also a principal investigator for a research grant focused in the area of STEM and elementary teachers and students, and is past Chair of the NAGC Research & Evaluation Network and is a past president of the Virginia Educational Research Association. She is active in the American Educational Research Association, the National Council on Measurement in Education, and the National Association for Gifted Children. In 2003 she was awarded by the National Association for Gifted Children the Early Scholar Award.

Research Interests


Major research interests include issues associated with accountability, including the effects of high-stakes testing on classrooms, teachers, and students; assessment of gifted children, program evaluation, and research methodology.