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Helen M. Gore-Laird, Ph.D.
Helen  M. Gore-Laird, Ph.D.

Position:
Assistant ACE Director


Dr. Helen Gore-Laird is in her fifth year as assistant director for the Academic Center for Excellence. In that role, she works primarily with the soccer, tennis, women's track and field and volleyball teams.

She assists in athletics academic counseling and working with the student-athletes and staff on day-to-day academic concerns, such as tutoring mentoring and monitoring academic progress.

Before joining the Athletics Department, Gore-Laird served as a visiting assistant professor for the human development and family studies program at the University of Houston for seven years.

Gore-Laird also coordinated services for Augusta Place Transitional Living Program, a program for single, homeless mothers at DePelchin Children's Center.

During her career, she has written several articles and presented at national and international conference. She also has co-authored the books Think! Divergent Concepts on Theory and Practice in Educational Psychology, Carl Jung and other Mythologies: Freud and the Freudians and Weaving Family Tapestries: The Construction of Families.

She received her bachelor's degree in human development and family studies in 1991 and her masters of education in education psychology in 1993, both from the University of Houston at University Park.

She received her doctorate in educational psychology with an emphasis in developmental psychology from the University of Houston in 2000.

Gore-Laird, who is a native of Shreveport, La., has served as a sponsor of church youth groups, the Girl Scouts, the First Colony Soccer Club (which she helped found) and served on various committees for schools, church and other civic organizations.

She also has served on the board of directors for Braes Interfaith Ministries and Oaks Lutheran Social Services in Oaks, Okla.

She and a colleague also established the Helen M. Gore-Laird and Dov Liberman Endowed Scholarship in the College of Education several years ago.

She is married to Glenn W. Laird, and the couple lives in Stafford, Texas. Gore-Laird has two daughters, Tanya Lyn and Elizabeth Ann. Tanya and her husband Adam Eyler have a son Kadin Decker.

08/19/16
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09/10/16
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09/15/16
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09/16/16
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09/18/16
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09/29/16
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10/15/16
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10/22/16
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10/29/16
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11/12/16
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11/21/16
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