Tracey N. Sulak, Ph.D., is a Clinical Associate Professor in Educational Psychology. Dr. Sulak received her B.A. in English from the University of Houston, her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on gifted education from the University of North Texas, and her Ph.D. from Baylor University in Educational Psychology. Prior to joining the faculty, she taught in public and private schools serving children from age 3 years to eighth grade.

Dr. Sulak’s teaching interests include math and literacy interventions as well as broadening participation in STEM. She currently teaches courses focused on doctoral student preparation, teaching in higher education, and educating students with twice-exceptionalities. In 2010, she was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor for her teaching in special education.

Dr. Sulak’s primary research interest involves broadening participation in STEM. Her work STEM education promotes research in public schools and has received funding from the National Science Foundation. More information about her research and lab may be found at In addition to applied research, her lab produces research using secondary data analysis of national and international datasets as well as systemic reviews and meta-analyses of topics relating to gifted education, STEM education, and special education.  Her work has been presented internationally, nationally, and regionally, and her publications appear in journals such as the Journal of Attention Disorders and Early Child Development and Care. In 2015, she was nominated for Baylor’s Outstanding Professor Award in the Non-Tenure Track Faculty category for scholarship.

External Grants (1)

NSF INCLUDES Planning Grant: Inclusive Biologists Exploring Active Research with Students (iBEARS)

Dr. Tracey N Sulak, clinical associate professor; $99,999.00; NSF INCLUDES Planning Grant: Inclusive Biologists Exploring Active Research with Students (iBEARS); National Science Foundation