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Cheryll M. Adams, Ph.D. Cheryll M. Adams is director of the Center for Gifted Studies and Talent Development at Ball State University. She teaches graduate courses for the license in gifted education. For the past 25...
Jill L. Adelson, Ph.D. Jill L. Adelson, Ph. D., completed her doctorate in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Gifted Education and an emphasis in Measurement, Evaluation, and Assessment, at the University of...
Beth Ahlgrim Beth Ahlgrim is the English Department Chair at Deerfield High School in Deerfield, IL. She earned her master's degree in English literature from DePaul University and her master's in educational...
Lisa Allan Lisa Allan is a fourth-grade teacher in the city of Falls Church, VA. She became a teacher because her sister was a teacher, and she wanted to be just like her when she grew up. Lang and Allan have...
Amy Anderson Amy Anderson graduated summa cum laude from Austin College in 2015 with a triple major in physics, math, and theatre. She is currently a graduate student in theoretical physics at Rice University.
Brian Anderson, Ph.D. Brian Anderson is the author of the "Zack Proton" outer space comedy chapter books. He has a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Knox College in Galesburg, IL, and a master's degree in marine...
Beth L Andrews Beth L. Andrews has worked with gifted learners in grades 1–7 for almost 30 years. During that time, she has served educators of gifted learners as a mentor teacher, a GATE consultant, a...
Elise Antoine Elise Antoine holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, a master’s degree in guidance and counseling, and a post-master’s certificate in administration and supervision....
Sue Argiro Sue Argiro is an experienced special education teaacher widely known for her leadership of Project REACH, a support program for children with autism. Sue received her master's degree in special...
Wendy Ashcroft, Ed.D. Wendy Ashcroft is an experienced special education teachers widely known for her leadership of Project REACH, a support program for children with autism. Wendy also teaches education courses and...
Susan G. Assouline, Ph.D. Susan Assouline, Ph.D., has an appointment as a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Iowa and is the Associate Director and Clinical Supervisor at the...
Nancy Atlee Nancy Atlee holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in middle grades education, with an emphasis on reading. She has more than 25 years of classroom experience,...
Linda D Avery, Ph.D. Linda D. Avery, Ph.D., managed the Center for Gifted Education at The College of William and Mary upon receiving her doctorate in educational leadership, policy, and planning from that institution...
Amy Price Azano Amy Price Azano, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of adolescent literacy at Virginia Tech where her research focuses on rural gifted education, place-based pedagogy, and the literacy needs of rural...
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Brian Backman Brian Backman grew up in Seattle, Washington. After high school, he served in the United States Army in Europe for three years. He then returned to Washington to attend Seattle Pacific University,...
Stephanie H. Bader Stephanie H. Bader is a student in the doctoral program in clinical psychology at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM).
Jeffrey P. Bakken, Ph.D. Jeffrey P. Bakken, Ph.D., is professor and chair of the Department of Special Education at Illinois State University. He has a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of...
Linda Barnes-Robinson

Linda Barnes-Robinson has worked with children and parents for more than 25 years, and has devoted her professional life to advocating for children and families. With Montgomery County Public...

Sheree Barrios Sheree Barrios has been teaching middle school and high school students for 11 years. She currently teaches seventh and eighth grade social studies and language arts at Willamina Middle School in...
Tammy D. Barry, Ph.D. Tammy D. Barry, Ph.D., is a child clinical psychologist and an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM). She obtained her M.A. and Ph.D....
Christine H Barthold, Ph.D.

Christine H. Barthold, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is a limited term researcher at the Center for Disabilities Studies, University of Delaware. At the university, she coordinates two federally funded...

Ariel Baska Ariel Baska teaches all levels of Latin in Fairfax County Public Schools. She received her bachelor’s degree in classics from The College of William and Mary and her master’s degree in...
Helen Bass Helen Bass, a retired history and English teacher, has conducted history fairs at several levels of competition. She also has served as a social studies specialist for Education Service Center...
Susan M. Baum, Ph.D. Susan Baum, Ph.D. is the Director of the 2e Center for Research and Professional Development at Bridges Academy, a school for twice-exceptional students, and academic coordinator for SUNY Buffalo...
Suzanne M. Bean, Ph.D. Suzanne M. Bean is a Project Manager at the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University. Prior to her work at MSU she worked for 35 years as a teacher, faculty member, and leader...
Stephanie Bearce Stephanie Bearce is a writer, teacher, and science nerd. She likes teaching kids how to blow up toothpaste and dissect worms. She also loves collecting rocks and keeps a huge collection of...
Jennifer G Beasley
Margaret Beecher Margaret Beecher has spent many years developing and implementing differentiated curriculum designed to meet the needs of all children in the regular classroom. She has taught at all grade levels...
Wendy Behrens, M.A. Ed. Wendy Behrens, M.A. Ed., serves as the Gifted and Talented Education Specialist for the Minnesota Department of Education, providing leadership and consultation services for educators,...
Rita Berg Rita Berg earned a B.S.E. in mathematics from Arkansas State University in 1980 and a M.S. in statistics from the University of Arkansas in 1982. After working as a statistician for several years,...
Bruce Berger Bruce Berger has been a teacher for 20 years in Barrington, Illinois. Always interested in drama, he has acted, directed, and written plays in college and community theatre productions. He...
Sandra L. Berger Formerly the "guru" of the Ask ERIC answer desk and the USA Today hotline, Sandra L. Berger is a frequent presenter on the topic of college planning for gifted students. She has a master's degree...
Joe Bernhart Joe Bernhart has been a passionate practitioner and instructor of middle school English language arts for more than 20 years. During this time, he has been a teacher leader, curriculum writer, and...
Amy Bernstein Amy Bernstein studied gifted education at the University of Virginia, receiving her master's degree in education there in 1989. Since that time, she has run gifted programs in Waltham and...
Kevin D. Besnoy, Ph.D. Kevin Besnoy, Ph.D., received his doctorate in curriculum, instruction, and special education with an emphasis in gifted education from The University of Southern Mississippi. During the...
George T. Betts, Ed.D. Dr. George Betts, currently President of the National Association for Gifted Children, is Professor Emeritus at the University of Northern Colorado. He is the founder and former director of the...
Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Phyllis Beveridge Nissila has taught middle school, high school, and community college classes for over 20 years. She is currently teaching adult basic education classes at Lane Community College...
Darcy O. Blauvelt Darcy Blauvelt joined the Nashua School District in 2005 as a gifted and talented resource specialist. Subsequently, she served full time as the program coordinator for the Further Steps Forward...
Mark A. Bohland Mark Bohland is an educator, artist, and consultant. He is a graduate of Cedarville College and Ashland University, both in Ohio. He holds both Master of Education and Master of Photography...
Naila Bokhari Naila Bokhari is an educator with international teaching experience, working as a teacher leader, program director, and education consultant for mathematics and gifted education. She is a recipient...
Nick Bollow

Nick Bollow was an eighth grader when he coauthored Alien Math. In competition with more than 4,000 talented Wisconsin students, he attained first place on the ACT. Bollow enjoys mathematics...

Richard T. Boon, Ph.D. Richard T. Boon is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences & Special Education at The University of Georgia. His research interests include cognitive strategy...
Diane Boothe, Ph.D. Dr. Diane Boothe is Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the State University of West Georgia. She and Dr. Julian C. Stanley recruited the 20 articles found in In the Eyes of...
Mary Borg Mary Borg teaches American history and Colorado history classes at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, where she also supervises student teachers in social studies and history.
Cecelia Boswell, Ed.D.

Cecelia Boswell, Ed.D., is an educator who has 39 years of experience in Texas education. She has worked with children from kindergarten through grade 12 as a teacher of migrant and gifted...

E. Amanda Boutot, Ph.D. E. Amanda Boutot, Ph.D., is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and assistant professor of special education at Texas State University, where she is the coordinator of the graduate program in autism...
Laurel Brandon Laurel Brandon is a research specialist in educational psychology and conducts research on imagination, creativity, and innovation with the Renzulli Center for Creativity, Gifted Education, and...
Christine Briggs
Diana Brigham Diana Goodwin Brigham earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Texas Tech University, and a master’s degree in education from Arizona State University. She also received a...
Annalissa Brodersen
Elissa F. Brown, Ph.D. Elissa F. Brown, Ph.D., is Director of Secondary Projects at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction where she is engaged in statewide reform efforts for middle and high schools.
Karen L. Brown Karen Brown is the Gifted Program Mentor for Paradise Valley Unified School District. Mrs. Brown consults with districts on curriculum mapping, Common Core curriculum implementation, and...
Dina Brulles, Ph.D. Dina Brulles, Ph.D., is the Director of Gifted Education at Paradise Valley Unified School District, Gifted Program Coordinator at Arizona State University, and serves on the National Association...
Molly Bryan Talbot Molly Bryan Talbot is a special education teacher of third- and fourth-grade gifted students at Zachary Elementary School in the Zachary Community School District in Louisiana...
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Jerry Burkhart Jerry Burkhart has been teaching and learning math with gifted students in Minnesota for nearly 20 years. He has degrees in physics, mathematics, and math education. He provides professional...
Deborah E. Burns Deb has 43 years of experience in the field of education. She has worked in Michigan, Ohio, and Connecticut as a remedial reading and math teacher, a classroom teacher, a language arts specialist,...
Ellen Burns Hurst, Ph.D.

Dr. Ellen Burns Hurst holds a Ph.D. in language and literacy and has spent a career focused on cutting-edge reading interventions in her clinical practice. A true pioneer in the field of...

Michelle Byamugisha Michelle Byamugisha is a recent graduate from Northwestern University with a bachelor of science degree in communication studies and international studies. She was born and raised in Maryland in a...
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Michael Cain

A veteran teacher with more than 19 years teaching experience, Michael Cain currently teaches middle school mathematics. Having initially received a degree in art, Cain worked full-time as a...

Trish Caldwell-Landsittel Trish Caldwell-Landsittel is a gifted intervention specialist for Southwest Licking School District in Ohio. After spending 17 years in the field of social work, she decided to change careers and...
Carolyn M. Callahan, Ph.D. Carolyn M. Callahan, Ph.D., professor in the Curry School of Education, University of Virginia, also is associate director of the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented. She teaches...
Michael W. Cannon Michael Cannon, publications editor for the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT), teaches in El Paso ISD. Active in gifted education for many years, he has been a member of the TAGT...
Teresa Cannon Hackett Teresa Cannon Hackett earned her degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and has been in the field of education for 10 years. She taught fourth grade in the San Antonio Independent School...
Suzanne Capek Tingley Author Suzanne Capek Tingley has been a teacher, a principal, a superintendent, and an adjunct professor in education administration for the State University of New York at Oswego. She currently...
Robin J. Carey, Ph.D. As the director of educational programming in the Douglas County School District in Colorado, Dr. Robin Carey facilitated the areas of English language development, gifted programming, and literacy...
Mary Ann Carr Mary Ann Carr began writing mysteries for kids to solve while teaching gifted students. She has taught grades 1–7, working with gifted children as a gifted and talented education resource...
Jaime A. Castellano, Ed.D. Jaime A. Castellano is one of the nation's leading authorities on the identification, recruitment, and retention of low-income, culturally, and linguistically diverse gifted students. Dr....
Melanie Caughey
Dan Celenti, Ph.D.

Dan Celenti holds a Ph.D. in Applied Physics and has worked as a scientist, engineer, and educator (college professor and tutor). His wealth of experience—from conducting research in...

Center For Gifted Education The Center for Gifted Education at The College of William and Mary, a research and development center, was established in 1988 under the direction of Dr. Joyce VanTassel-Baska. The center provides...
Scott A. Chamberlin, Ph.D.

Scott Chamberlin is an associate professor in Elementary and Early Childhood Education at the University of Wyoming. His content area is mathematics education with a special interest in...

Kimberley L. Chandler, Ph.D.

Dr. Kimberley Chandler is the Curriculum Director at the Center for Gifted Education at The College of William and Mary. She completed her master's degree in gifted education and her Ph.D....

Ms. Lynne Chatham

Lynne Chatham holds both a bachelor’s degree in education with a major in mathematics and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction. Beginning her tenure in the field of...

Fei Chen Fei Chen is a Ph.D. student in the educational psychology and methodology program at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Her research interests include self-regulated learning,...
Mary Christopher, Ph.D.
Jane Clarenbach Jane Clarenbach, J.D., is the Director of Public Education at the National Association for Gifted Children.
Lane W. Clarke, Ed.D. Lane W. Clarke is an assistant professor at Northern Kentucky University. The idea for this book came when she and fellow educator Kevin Besnoy began researching digital literacy with Palm Pilots...
JJ Colburn, M.Ed.
Laurence J. Coleman, Ph.D. Laurence J. Coleman is a teacher who became a professor, both of which enable him to be a perpetual student. In the course of his professional career, he has been a student, a counselor, a teacher...
Mary Ruth Coleman, Ph.D. Mary Ruth Coleman, Ph.D., is a senior scientist at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute and Research Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of North...
Lezley Collier Lewis, Ph.D.

Dr. Lezley Collier Lewis is an educational consultant, author, and statewide expert on second language acquisition. Dr. Lewis received a Doctorate of Educational Administration from Texas A&M...

Linda E. Collins Linda E. Collins is a gifted education teacher who has been in the field of education for 16 years. She also serves as editor for the statewide publication of the Kansas Association for the Gifted,...
Susan Collins Susan Mackey Collins has been an educational author for the past 16 years and has over 40 educational books published.
James M. Conley James M. Conley teaches 11th- and 12th-grade honors and Advanced Placement English at Unionville High School in Kennett Square, PA. An alumnus of The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, and...
Anne L. Corn, Ph.D. Anne L. Corn, Ed.D., is professor of special education, ophthalmology, and visual sciences at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.
Alicia Cotabish, Ed.D. Alicia Cotabish, Ed. D., is an Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning at the University of Central Arkansas. Currently, Alicia teaches graduate-level K–12 teacher candidates and...
Richard G. Cote Richard G. Cote, M.B.A., is a career educator. He has dedicated 41 years to being a classroom teacher (mathematics, physics), a community college adjunct instructor (economics), a gifted and...
Steve V. Coxon, Ph.D.

Steve V. Coxon, Ph.D. is a veteran public school teacher who now serves as assistant professor of gifted education at Maryville University in St. Louis. He directs Maryville’s programs in...

Bonnie Cramond, Ph.D.

Bonnie Cramond, Ph.D., is an associate professor of gifted and creative education in the Department of Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology at the University of Georgia. She also...

Tracy L. Cross, Ph.D. Tracy L. Cross, Ph.D., George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Gifted Studies, is the executive director of the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities and professor of...
Terri L. Crowder

Terri Crowder has been a homeschool educator for 13 years with her son graduating from high school in 2016. When her son was younger, she became convinced that more resources were needed for...

Jesse Rachel Cukierkorn, Ph.D.

Jesse Rachel Cukierkorn is a practicing artist and art educator. She has taught visual art in general and special education settings at the elementary and secondary levels, in both public and...

Vincent P. Culotta, Ph.D.

Vincent P. Culotta, Ph.D., ABN, is a Board Certified neuropsychologist and president of NeuroBehavioral Associates in Columbia, MD. NeuroBehavioral Associates serves children and adolescents...

Carrie S. Cutler, Ed.D. Dr. Carrie Cutler is a full time lecturer at the University of Houston where she teaches elementary mathematics methods courses.
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David Yun Dai, Ph.D. David Yun Dai, Ph.D., is an associate professor of educational psychology and methodology at University at Albany, State University of New York, and a Zijiang Lecture Professor of Education and...
Debbie Dailey, Ed.D. Debbie Dailey, Ed.D., is an assistant professor of teaching and learning at the University of Central Arkansas.
Jeff Danielian Jeff Danielian is a middle school teacher of natural science in Providence, RI. He received his bachelor’s degree in natural science from Lyndon State College in the Northeast Kingdom of...
Michelle Davis Michelle Davis is a special educator with more than a decade of experience advocating for students with learning, attention, and behavior disorders. A skilled advocate who seeks to secure school...
R. Casey Davis R. Casey Davis, M. Ed., has been an educator since he was in high school. He has taught everything from elementary to college-level classes. When not preparing for the next lesson, he enjoys...
Maria De Fatima Bruno-Faria Maria de Fatima Bruno-Faria, Ph.D, is a professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has published many articles and chapters in books about creativity in organizations. Her...
Denise De Souza Fleith Denise de Souza Fleith, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the Institute of Psychology, University of Brasilia, Brazil. She received her doctoral degree from the University of Connecticut in...
James R. Delisle, Ph.D. James R. Delisle has worked in gifted child education for 35 years as a teacher, professor, counselor, and dad. He is the author of 18 books, including the best-selling Parenting Gifted Kids...
Angie Delloso Angie is an experienced special education teacher and board certified behavior analyst. She enjoys a challenging and fulfilling career as a Student Response Team consultant for Shelby County...
Seth Derner Seth Derner is an educational specialist with the National Future Farmers of America Organization and has authored numerous leadership and personal development conferences for students.
Dawn DiPrince Dawn DiPrince loves to teach writing. She has helped many people, from age 7 to 87, to become writers. She has taught poetry, journalism and other writing to middle school students at a local...
Sheri Disbrow Sheri Disbrow is currently a Title I Math Instructor and has instructed preservice teachers in math at the university level, as well as peers at math workshops. Disbrow, a mother of four, holds a...
Felicia A. Dixon, Ph.D. Felicia A. Dixon, Ph.D. is associate professor of educational psychology at Ball State University. She directs the master’s degree program in educational psychology and the...
Jenn Dlugos By day, Jenn Dlugos writes science textbooks, assessments, and lab manuals for grades K–12. By night, she writes comedy screenplays, stage plays, and other ridiculous things with her Things...
Uriah Donnelly Uriah Donnelly is a film professor, filmmaker, and musician based in Rhode Island.
K. Brian Dorval K. Brian Dorval is president of Think First Serve, Inc., a company that uses creative thinking, problem solving, and inspiration methods to enhance personal, team, and organizational performance....
Troy Drayton In his 14 years as a classroom teacher and 8 years as department head, Troy Drayton has served in many additional leadership roles including curriculum writer, instructional coach, professional...
Dianne Draze Dianne Draze holds both a bachelor’s degree in education with a major in mathematics and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction. Beginning her tenure in the field of education...
Timothy J. Duggan, Ed.D.

Timothy J. Duggan, Ed.D., teaches in the Division of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education at the University of South Dakota (USD). He also has served as the director of gifted...

Barbara Dullaghan Barbara Dullaghan, M.Ed. is currently the elementary gifted and talented coordinator for Bloomington Public Schools in Minnesota. Her experience ranges from classroom teacher, educational...
Danielle Dunn Danielle Dunn and her twin sister Jessica were eighth graders at Dulles Middle School in the Houston area when they began writing the first edition of this book, published in 1996. Prior to that,...
Jessica Dunn Jessica Dunn and her twin sister Danielle were eighth graders living in the Houston area when they wrote the first edition of A Teen’s Guide to Getting Published, printed in 1996....
Walter E. Dunson, Ph.D. Walter E. Dunson, Ph.D., is the founder and executive director of The English Code Language Training System, a company that provides language remediation services to students with language...
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Bob Eberle Bob Eberle is the author of Scamper: Creative Games and Activities for Imagination Development, Scamper On: More Creative Games and Activities for Imagination Development, and...
Rebecca D. Eckert, Ph.D. Rebecca D. Eckert, Ph.D., is a clinical professor in the Neag School of Education where she works with pre-service teachers at the graduate and undergraduate level as they prepare to meet the needs...
Sharon Eckert

Sharon Eckert has devoted her teaching career of 35 years to the education of primary students. She has taught kindergarten through third grade. However, second grade was her favorite, and she...

Judith Edelstein Judith Edelstein is coauthor of In the News: A Unit for Investigating Newspapers, Money Matters: How to Become a Smart Consumer, and Understanding Advertising.
Andrew L Egel, Ph.D. Andrew L. Egel, Ph.D., is professor in the Department of Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education at the University of Maryland. He has developed an ongoing research program in the area...
Donna L. Enersen, Ph.D. Donna Enersen is a long-time educator of children, parents, and teachers. She spent 25 years as a classroom teacher and elementary school reading and curriculum specialist in Pennsylvania and...
Jennifer Engel Fisher Jennifer Engel Fisher is the Assistant Director of Weinfeld Education Group. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and her master's degree in...
Deborah Escobar Deborah Escobar is a teacher of gifted and talented in the State of New York. She is an expert on using primary sources and technology in the classroom and has been honored with state and national...
Laurie Etzel Laurie Etzel has taught seventh-grade English for more than 26 years. She loves teaching writing and using her personal experiences as a published author in the classroom. She has written...
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Monique Felder, Ph.D. Monique Felder was the Director of the Division of Accelerated and Enriched Instruction (AEI) with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), which is the largest school district in Maryland, for 3...
Jessica Fell Jessica Fell lives and teaches in beautiful British Columbia. She received both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of British Columbia.
Annie Xuemei Feng, Ed.D. Annie Xuemei Feng was research and evaluation director of the Center for Gifted Education at The College of William and Mary until the fall of 2007 when she began employment as a researcher at the...
Stephanie K. Ferguson, Ph.D. Stephanie K. Ferguson is an assistant professor of secondary education at the University of Arizona South. She has authored and coauthored several journal articles and presented at state, regional,...
Carol Fertig Carol Fertig has worked in the field of education for more than 35 years and has been a gifted education resource to parents, teachers, and administrators for more than 20. She has a master’s...
Theresa R. Fitzgerald Theresa R. Fitzgerald has been a fourth grade teacher with the Linden Community Schools since 1992, shortly after graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree through the University of...
Magdalena Fitzsimmons Magdalena Fitzsimmons is an Instructional Resource Teacher at the George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, Baltimore County Public Schools in Baltimore, MD. She is a graduate of the...
Paul Fleisher Paul Fleisher, M.Ed., has taught elementary and middle school students in the Richmond, Virginia Public Schools’ Programs for the Gifted since 1978. He has written more than two dozen books...
Elizabeth Fogarty, Ph.D. Elizabeth A. Fogarty, Ph.D., is assistant professor of elementary education at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, where she teaches both elementary education and gifted education classes....
Christine Fonseca Christine Fonseca has worked in the field of education for more than a decade. Relying on her expertise as a school psychologist, behavioral consultant, speaker, and parenting expert, she has been...
Donna Y. Ford, Ph.D. Donna Y. Ford, Ph.D., is a professor in the Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University. She holds an appointment in the Department of Special Education and the...
Mary Ford Washington Marya Washington Tyler (who has also published as Mary Ford Washington) holds a master’s degree in gifted education from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a multidisciplinary...
Jennifer Foreman Jen Foreman teaches in Allegheny College’s Psychology Department and Education Program. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Connecticut in 2013 and her...
James W Forgan, Ph.D. Jim Forgan, Ph.D., is an associate professor and Licensed School Psychologist. He teaches others how to teach and assess children with ADHD and other types of learning disabilities at Florida...
Andrea Dawn Frazier, Ph.D. Andrea Dawn Frazier earned her doctorate in educational psychology from Ball State University in 2009. While earning her doctorate, she edited the Journal for the Education of the Gifted,...
Christopher M. Freeman

Christopher Freeman holds a bachelor’s degree in math and a master’s degree in math education from the University of Chicago. He teaches math to grades 6–12 at the University...

Nora G. Friedman, Ed.D. Nora G. Friedman, Ed.D. has worked in schools as a classroom teacher in both urban and suburban settings, an enrichment specialist, and principal. She is a member of the Board of Directors of...
Bill Fritz Bill Fritz has more than 25 years of teaching experience. He served in the Peace Corps and taught English as a Second Language to Berbers in Morocco before obtaining a master's degree in education...
C. Matthew Fugate, Ph.D. C. Matthew Fugate, Ph.D., received his doctorate in Gifted, Creative, and Talented Studies at Purdue University. Prior to this, he worked as an elementary teacher in the Houston Independent School...
Kristy Fulton Kristy Fulton has been teaching first grade for 14 years. She is also currently pursuing a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction at the University of Texas–Arlington. She earned...
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Cheryl Garrett Cheryl Garrett, a Ph.D. candidate with a masters in gifted education, currently teaches English at Tarrant County College. She helped develop Ft. Worth’s first gifted education special...
Connie Gatlin Connie Gatlin in the author of Mystery Science: The Case of the Missing Lunch.
M. Katherine Gavin, Ph.D.

M. Katherine Gavin, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut, where she serves as the math specialist at the Neag Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development. She...

Marcia Gentry, Ph.D. Marcia Gentry is the director of the Gifted Education Resource Institute and professor of educational studies at Purdue University. Her research has focused on the use of cluster grouping and...
Rebecca George With more than 20 years of experience as a mathematics and computer science teacher, Rebecca George enjoys making math interesting and challenging for her own students. She is passionate about math...
Jeremy Gertzfield Jeremy Gertzfield taught English at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, IL, for 12 years before relocating to Shanghai American School in Shanghai, China. He holds a master's degree in...
Varleisha Gibbs, OTD, OTR/L Dr. Varleisha D. Gibbs, OTD, OTR/L, began her career after receiving her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Delaware. She received her master’s degree from Columbia...
Telia Gilcrest Telia Gilcrest has been an educator for 35 years, with 28 of those working in a variety of programs for the gifted and talented. She received her Master’s in Gifted Education from Kansas...
Barbara Gilman

Barbara (“Bobbie”) Gilman is associate director of the nonprofit Gifted Development Center, which specializes in assessment and support of “giftedness through the life...

James M. Girsch, Ph.D. James M. Girsch studied natural science and languages at the University of Iowa. He holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees (medieval Latin and English literature) from the University of Toronto's Centre...
Alexandra Shires Golon

Alexandra “Allie” Shires Golon is a Master Teacher at Rocky Mountain School for the Gifted and Creative in Boulder, CO. As a teacher and parent of gifted visual-spatial learners,...

Krystal Goree, Ph.D. Krystal K. Goree is director of clinical practice and teaches classes in gifted and talented education at Baylor University. She has worked in the field of gifted education for more than 15 years...
Tarek C. Grantham, Ph.D. Dr. Tarek C. Grantham is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology at the University of Georgia (UGA). He teaches courses in the Gifted and...
Benjamin Green Benjamin Green is a widely published poet who also works as a school janitor. After graduating from college, he decided to start a janitorial service in order to have mornings available for writing.
Joan L. Green Joan Green is a speech-language pathologist in the Washington, DC, area with many years of experience helping children and adults who have a wide range of communication, cognitive, literacy and...
Elizabeth McMahon Griffith, Ph.D. Elizabeth McMahon Griffith has worked clinically and conducted research with individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families for almost 20 years.
E. Jean Gubbins, Ph.D. E. Jean Gubbins is Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut and Associate Director of The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented. In addition to...
Elizabeth Guy

Elizabeth Guy is a mother of four and an avid gardener whose poems have appeared in several publications. A former student at Salem College in Winston-Salem, NC, she has been active in community...

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Zachary Hamby For the past several years, Zachary Hamby has been teaching mythology to high school students through the use of reader’s theater plays. When he first began teaching his mythology course, he...
Victoria Hanley Victoria Hanley's fiction novels for teens are published in dozens of countries in ten languages. Her books have received many honors, including placement on the Texas Lone Star Master List,...
Karla Hardaway Karla Hardaway taught secondary English in Louisiana for 34 years before retiring. She received her master's degree in education from Louisiana State University.
Deborah A. Harmon, Ph.D. Deborah A. Harmon, Ph.D., is a professor of curriculum and instruction in the Department of Teacher Education at Eastern Michigan University. She is also the director of the Office of Urban...
Angie Harrelson

Angie Harrelson is coauthor of Ph.D.: Doctor of Sciences, Thinking Outside the Bean: All You Ever Wanted to Know About Mexican Jumping Beans and More, and several titles in Prufrock Press’...

Charlie Hatton Charlie Hatton is a bioinformatician, science fan, and humorist living in the Boston area. Charlie enjoys working with genetic and other data to support cancer research, learning about new and...
Thomas S. Hays Dr. Thomas Hays retired in 2004 as Supervisor for Gifted Programs for Lincoln Public Schools in Lincoln, Nebraska. He holds degrees from Doane College, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and the...
Virginia Hays Burney, Ph.D.

Virginia H. Burney, Ph.D., teaches graduate courses in educational psychology relating to gifted education at Ball State University. She is also a consultant to the Indiana Department of...

Thomas P. Hebert, Ph.D. Thomas P. Hébert is a professor of educational psychology at the University of Georgia in Athens, where he teaches graduate courses in gifted and creative education and qualitative research...
Nancy N Heilbronner, Ph.D.

Nancy Heilbronner, Ph.D., has been in education for almost 20 years and is currently a faculty member at Western Connecticut State University, where she teaches classes on talent development,...

Laurie Heinemann Laurie Heineman is an Emmy Award-winning actress who is the theatre teacher at St. Andrew’s School in Rhode Island. She has led her “Playing with Shakespeare” workshops as...
Jason A. Helfer
Malik S. Henfield, Ph.D. Dr. Malik S. Henfield is an Associate Professor and School Counseling Program Coordinator at the University of San Francisco. He received a B.A. in Biology from Francis Marion University, a M.Ed....
Mary Hennenfent, Ed.D. Mary Hennenfent is a full-time gifted educator in the Francis Howell School District in St. Charles, MO. She has 23 years of classroom experience, 14 years in science and 9 years in gifted...
Suzanna E. Henshon, Ph.D. Suzanna E. Henshon graduated from The College of William and Mary with a Ph.D. in gifted education in 2005 and currently teaches full-time at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL. She is...
Shelley R. Herron, Ph.D. Shelley R. Herron is an academic advisor at the University California Santa Barbara. She has co-authored three nationally standardized tests in the areas of early writing, young children's academic...
Nancy B. Hertzog, Ph.D.

Nancy B. Hertzog received her master’s degree in gifted education under the tutelage of Joseph Renzulli at the University of Connecticut and her Ph.D. in special education under the...

Elisabeth Hess Rice, Ed.D.

Elisabeth Hess Rice, Ed.D., is an associate professor of special education at The George Washington University. A former classroom teacher of students with a variety of learning and emotional...

Doug Hewitt

With five children attending institutions of higher education at no cost, Doug Hewitt and Robin Hewitt knew their experience at helping their children find scholarship money could help others...

Robin Hewitt

With five children attending institutions of higher education at no cost, Doug Hewitt and Robin Hewitt knew their experience at helping their children find scholarship money could help others...

Michael S. Hoey Michael S. Hoey graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater in 1992, with a bachelor’s degree in education, a major in history, and a minor in political science. He has been...
Katherine C. Holman, Ph.D. Katherine C. Holman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is assistant professor in the Department of Special Education at Towson University and a certified speech-language pathologist. She is the director of the...
Connie Homan Weaver Connie Homan Weaver is the author of Poetry a la Carte and coauthor of Personal Projects: 21 Projects for Self Discovery and Celebration.
Ellen Honeck, Ph.D. Ellen Honeck, Ph.D. is the dean of Gifted and Talented Academy for Laurel Springs School. She has been in the field of gifted education for more than 18 years, serving in a variety of roles.
Sonia Hood Sonia Hood has more than 10 years of experience teaching elementary and middle school mathematics. She received her bachelor’s degree from Albany College and her master’s degree from...
Angela M. Housand, Ph.D. Angela M. Housand, Ph.D., is an associate professor and coordinator of the Academically and Intellectually Gifted Graduate Programs at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Her work, focused...
Brian C. Housand, Ph.D. Brian C. Housand, Ph.D., is an associate professor, coordinator of the Academically and Intellectually Gifted Program, and recipient of the Max Ray Joyner Award for Outstanding Teaching is Distance...
Patricia Howard Patricia Howard is an artist known for her bright and inviting watercolor paintings. In addition to her Flower Posters, her illustrations appear in several Prufrock Press books.
Zach Howard Zach Howard is illustrator of the Figuratively Speaking Poster Set and coillustrator of the Literary Terms Poster Set.
Katherine Howe Katherine P. Howe has 34 years teaching experience on the elementary, secondary, and college level. She has developed and implemented Connetquot School District’s Gifted and Talented Program...
Craig B. Howley, Ed.D. Craig Howley has studied educational scale; rural education; intellect and talent development; mathematics education; and the relationship between culture, political economy, and schooling. Retired...
Aimee Howley, Ph.D. Aimee Howley, founder and lead researcher for WordFarmers Associates, has a broad background in educational research, evaluation, and policy studies. She is also professor emerita at Ohio...
Wayne P. Hresko, Ph.D. Wayne P. Hresko, Ph.D., is a former public school teacher and faculty member at the University of North Texas, New York University, and Kent State University. In addition to his interest in...
Claire E. Hughes-Lynch Claire E. Hughes-Lynch, Ph.D., is associate professor of special education at the College of Coastal Georgia. She received her doctorate in both gifted education and special education from The...
Scott L. Hunsaker, Ph.D. Dr. Scott L. Hunsaker is a Distinguished Associate Professor of Honors Education in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership at Utah State University.
Charlene Hunter Charlene Hunter is the author of Games for English and Language Arts.
Michael Richard Hurst, J.D. Michael Richard Hurst, J.D., has been a practicing attorney in Atlanta, GA for 35 years. He is currently specializing in educational advocacy.
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Marcia B. Imbeau
Tracy Ford Inman, Ed.D.

Tracy Ford Inman has devoted her career to meeting the needs of young people, especially those who are gifted and talented. She has taught at both the high school and collegiate levels, as well...

Scott G. Isaksen, Ph.D.

Scott Isaksen, Ph.D., is president of the Creative Problem Solving Group and senior fellow of its Creativity Research Unit. A former professor and director of the Center for Studies in...

Jacqueline S. Iseman, Ph.D.

Jacqueline S. Iseman, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist with a private practice in Potomac, MD. She received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, and her Ph.D. in clinical...

Julie Ivey, Ph.D. Julie K. Ivey is a licensed school psychologist and an assistant professor of educational psychology at Baylor University.
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Janice E. Janzen Janice E. Janzen was challenged to learn about the unique autism learning style when a child with autism was enrolled in her class in 1972. Since then, she has taught children with autism; provided...
Sue Jeweler Sue Jeweler spent her 30-year career in Maryland's Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) teaching elementary school; training student teachers from area universities; training teachers in...
Susan K. Johnsen, Ph.D. Susan K. Johnsen, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at Baylor University. She directs the Ph.D. program and programs related to gifted and talented education. She is...
Dana T. Johnson Dana T. Johnson is an instructor in the Mathematics Department and the School of Education at The College of William and Mary, where she also has worked on many projects with the college’s...
Kathryn L. Johnson Kathryn L. Johnson teaches in the School of Education at the University of Rhode Island. With a lifelong love of literature and language, Kay is a writer, a calligrapher, and a bookbinder of...
Jennifer L. Jolly, Ph.D.

Jennifer L. Jolly, Ph.D., received her doctorate in educational psychology with a concentration in gifted education from Baylor University. Currently she is an assistant professor in elementary...

Kelli Jurek Kelli Jurek has been teaching mathematics for the last 7 years after changing careers to become a professional educator. Like most educators, she has worked in multicultural settings, and her...
Barbara Juskow Barbara Juskow taught school for 27 years, 14 years exclusively with gifted students. She developed and wrote the program and materials for gifted students in her classroom, which ranged from...
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Sandra Kaplan, Ed.D. Sandra Kaplan is associate clinical professor for learning and instruction at the University of Southern California. She has served as the lead consultant for the Carnegie Middle Schools Project,...
Blanche M. Kapushion, Ph.D. Dr. Blanche Kapushion is the former director of gifted and talented education for Jefferson County Public Schools in Golden, CO, as well as the former principal of a Gifted and Talented Center...
Frances A. Karnes, Ph.D. Frances A. Karnes is professor of curriculum, instruction, and special education at The University of Southern Mississippi. She is widely known for her teaching, research, publications, innovative...
Lindsay Kasten Lindsay Kasten was raised in Baton Rouge, LA. She attended Louisiana State University, where one of her professors in an instructional methods course saw in her the potential to work with gifted...
Manisha Shelley Kaura Manisha Shelley Kaura is a high school senior from the Detroit area. It is her love for and curiosity of this beautiful English language that has carried her through this rather daunting project...
S.R. Kaura, M.D. S. R. Kaura, M.D., is a family physician in private practice in the Detroit metro area. He is the author of two books on preventive medicine, The Nibbler's Diet and Understanding and...
Sharon M. Kaye, Ph.D. For the past several years, Sharon M. Kaye, Ph.D., has taught philosophy to high school students through the Carroll-Cleveland Philosophers' Program, which won the 2006 American Philosophical...
Patricia Keeler

Patricia Keeler lives across the Hudson River from New York City in Hoboken, NJ, with her husband, photographer Francis X. McCall. Ms. Keeler received an undergraduate degree from Virginia...

Bill Keilty
Debbie Keiser Triska Debbie Keiser is author or coauthor of more than two dozen books, including Solving the Research Puzzle, Earth Central, Ph.D.: Doctor of Sciences, and several titles in the...
Susan Keller-Mathers Susan Keller-Mathers is an assistant professor at the International Center for Studies in Creativity at Buffalo State College where she teaches in a master of science in creativity graduate...
Hank Kellner Hank Kellner is a veteran of the Korean War and a retired educator who has served as an English department chairperson at the high school level and an adjunct associate professor of English at the...
Lynne Kelly

With a background in teaching, Lynne Kelly started her writing career with educational books—10 of them—including Challenging Minds: Thinking Skills and Enrichment...

James Kendrick, Ph.D. James Kendrick, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Baylor University. He holds a doctorate in Communication and Culture from Indiana University,...
Lauren Kenworthy, Ph.D. Lauren Kenworthy, Ph.D., is an associate professor of neurology, pediatrics, and psychiatry at the George Washington University School of Medicine and director of the Center for Autism Spectrum...
Joyce Keohane Joyce Keohane is an experienced special education teaacher widely known for her leadership of Project REACH, a support program for children with autism. Joyce received her master's degree in...
Colleen Kessler Colleen Kessler is an Elementary Gifted Intervention Specialist in Northeast Ohio. She currently teaches second- and third-grade gifted students in Pepper Pike, OH. Kessler earned her...
Todd Kettler, Ph.D. Todd Kettler, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of North Texas. He has been a teacher of gifted students and a gifted program director....
Bertie Kingore
Jana Kirchner, Ph.D. Jana Kirchner, Ph.D., is the Instructional Supervisor for Simpson County Schools in Franklin, KY. She has 26 years of experience in education, which includes being an assistant professor in the...
Asa Kleiman

Asa Kleiman authored It's Alive: Math Like You've Never Known It Before and It's Alive! And Kicking!: Math the Way It Ought to Be . . . Tough, Fun, and a Little Weird! as a junior...

Laura Grofer Klinger, Ph.D. Laura Grofer Klinger is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at The University of Alabama. She is the director of The University of Alabama Autism Spectrum Disorders Research...
Matt Koceich Matt Koceich is a public school teacher with the Arlington Independent School District. He earned his master's degree in education from the University of North Texas and has been teaching fourth...
Pat Korandanis Pat Korandanis is an administrator for the Wachusett Regional School District in Holden, Massachusetts. She was an early childhood teacher for more than 15 years, and has worked as a model...
Bob Korpella Bob Korpella is a freelance writer and nature photographer. He has earned certification as a Master Naturalist, serving as program chair, vice-president and president of the Springfield, MO,...
Jennifer Kraemer

Jennifer Kraemer is coauthor of several titles in Prufrock Press’ Differentiated Curriculum and Multiage Curriculum series.

Christopher Krejci, Ph.D. Christopher Krejci, Ph.D., has 14 years of experience in education and 7 years of experience teaching gifted and talented students across age ranges and grade levels. He has been a Board of Regents...
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R. Brigham Lampert A National Board Certified Teacher and a Virginia Department of Education Teacher-as-Leader, Lampert has been nominated for several national commendations, including a 2008 Nobel Educator of...
Heidi Lang Heidi Lang was born in Erie, PA, but grew up in Virginia. She received her bachelor’s degree from George Mason University in Early Childhood Education, and her master’s degree in...
Randy Larson Randy Larson grew up in Michigan and now lives in the small town of Gillette, Wyoming, with his wife Judy and their son Gabriel. He has taught English, grades 7–12, for over 25 years.
Amanda O. Latz, Ed.D.

Dr. Amanda O. Latz is an Assistant Professor of Adult, Higher, and Community Education in the department of Educational Studies at Ball State University where she teaches a variety of...

Elizabeth K. Lawner Elizabeth K. Lawner, formerly a researcher in youth development at Child Trends, is a social psychology doctoral student at the University of Connecticut where she researches the barriers to...
Margaret Lee Margaret ("Meg") Lee, coauthor of Mindsets for Parents with Mary Cay Ricci, is the Supervisor of Advanced Academics for Frederick County Public Schools in Maryland. In this role, she has...
Judy Leimbach Judy Leimbach received her master’s degree in Instructional Strategies in Gifted Education from National-Louis University. She has 14 years of experience teaching in regular classrooms,...
Kathy Leimbach Kathy Leimbach received a degree in Math Education from Valparaiso University and a master’s degree in Education from National-Louis University. She taught math at Glen Crest Middle School in...
Jann H. Leppien Jann H. Leppien is an associate professor at the University of Great Falls in Montana. She has been a classroom teacher, enrichment specialist, and coordinator of a Schoolwide Enrichment Model...
Eric A. Levine, Ed.D.

Eric A. Levine, Ed.D., is an educational consultant who specializes in providing services to children, families, and private and public schools. Dr. Levine has worked in public and private day...

Joan D. Lewis, Ph.D. Joan D. Lewis is professor of teacher education at the University of Nebraska at Kearney where she directs the graduate program in gifted education for the University of Nebraska system. She has...
Lisa Limburg-Weber, Ph.D. Lisa Limburg-Weber is an assistant director at the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University, where she currently directs the center’s programs in talent search, outreach, and...
Libby Lindsey

Libby Lindsey is the editor of World’s Greatest Brain Bogglers.

Daniel G. Lipowitz After 32 years, Daniel G. Lipowitz continues to teach seniors, juniors, and sophomores honors and academic English, Creative Writing, and Film as Art and Literature at Unionville High School in...
Susan L. Lipson Susan L. Lipson, a published poet and children's novelist, has shared her passion for writing with students and teachers in the San Diego area since 1996. Susan works as a private writing coach, a...
Catherine A. Little, Ph.D. Catherine Little is an Associate Professor in Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut. She teaches courses in gifted and talented education and in the undergraduate honors program...
Emily Lubkert

Emily Lubkert is an elementary teacher who has worked in New York City and Chicago. She has studied gifted education from Duke University, where she also completed her undergraduate studies. She...

Lisa Lukens Lisa Lukens has more than 20 years of experience teaching English. She holds a master's of education degree in curriculum and instruction from Loyola University-Chicago. She currently teaches at...
Elaine Lundberg Elaine Lundberg, M.A., is an ex-special ed teacher turned humor therapist who is often invited to keynote at national education conferences, presenting on “Laugh for the Health of It”...
Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik, Ph.D. Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik, Ph.D. is the Administrator for the Acceleration Institute at the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development and an adjunct professor in the Department of...
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Bronwyn MacFarlane, Ph.D. Bronwyn MacFarlane is an assistant professor of gifted education in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR). She teaches graduate-level courses...
Matthew C Makel, Ph.D.
Lee M. Marcus, Ph.D. Lee M. Marcus, Ph.D., is a consulting psychologist with TEACCH and the former Clinical Director of the Chapel Hill TEACCH Center where he oversaw diagnostic, treatment, and consultation services...
Joyce L. Martin Upon graduation from the University of Washington, Joyce L. Martin, teacher, consultant, author, and publisher, began her career in 1977 as a teacher of kindergarten and second grade. Since then,...
Kay Martin Kay Martin is coauthor of A to Z: Novel Ideas for Reading Teachers with Tina Willoughby.
Marguerite M. Mason, Ph.D.

Marguerite M. Mason, Ph.D., is a professor of curriculum and instruction at the School of Education at the College of William and Mary. She specializes in the preparation of preservice and...

Susan Matloff-Nieves For over 30 years, Susan Matloff-Nieves has been a leader in community-based work with parents and youth. She is currently executive director of the Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center in New York...
Michael S. Matthews, Ph.D. Michael S. Matthews, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Special Education and Child Development at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He previously served as an...
Matthew T. McBee, Ph.D. Matthew T. McBee, Ph.D., is assistant professor of experimental psychology at East Tennessee State University where he teaches courses on statistics, experimental design, and quantitative research...
Carol McBride Carol McBride teaches arts and crafts, animation, cartooning, sleuthing, and carnival games to children ages 5 through 13. Her enthusiastic creativity inspires the same in the children she teaches....
Jean McCall Jean McCall received her bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University and a master’s degree from Governors State University. Jean taught kindergarten for 30 years in Lansing, IL,...
D. Betsy McCoach, Ph.D. D. Betsy McCoach, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Measurement, Evaluation and Assessment program at the University of Connecticut. Betsy has published more than 75 journal articles, book...
Kathleen McConnell, Ph.D. Kathleen McConnell is an independent education consultant from Austin, TX. In addition to her work as an author, Kathleen provides staff development and consultation services in the areas of...
Sarah Ann McCurry Sarah Ann McCurry is a fourth-year clinical psychology graduate student at The University of Alabama specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders across the lifespan.
Brenda McGee Brenda McGee is an experienced, award-winning teacher and published writer. She has taught in public and private schools in kindergarten through eighth grade. She was the cofounder of former...
Jason McIntosh Jason S. McIntosh, Ph.D., received his doctorate in gifted, talented, and creative studies at Purdue University with research interests in program evaluation and curriculum development for gifted...
Joel E. McIntosh Joel E. McIntosh is the publisher of the Journal of Advanced Academics, Gifted Child Today, and Creative Kids magazines. During the years prior to his work at Prufrock Press,...
Margaret Jess McKowen Patti Margaret Jess McKowen Patti is a third- and fourth-grade teacher of gifted students at Zachary Elementary School in Louisiana, where she recently received the Zachary Community School District...
Andrew McMichael, Ph.D. Andrew McMichael, Ph.D., is an associate professor of history and the assistant dean in the Potter College of Arts & Letters at Western Kentucky University.
Kristin S. McMillen Kristin S. McMillen participated in the development of challenging mathematics curriculum for a national study of identification-curriculum-assessment for The National Research Center on the Gifted...
Andi McNair Andi McNair was a classroom teacher for 13 years before finding her passion as a gifted education specialist. She spent many years teaching at the small school from which she graduated and loved...
April W. Meacham, Ph.D. April W. Meacham has worked as a gifted education specialist at an education service center. She has taught at the elementary level and has done extensive work with whole-language-strategies,...
Jacqueline Melin Jacque Melin joined the faculty at Grand Valley State University in August 1999 as an affiliate faculty member. She teaches classes in educational differentiation, curriculum development, and...
Salvatore Mendaglio, Ph.D. Sal Mendaglio is associate professor in the Division of Teacher Preparation and the Graduate Division of Educational Research, and research associate in the Centre for Gifted Education at the...
Lauren Miller

Lauren Miller is a Nationally Board Certified elementary teacher who lives and works in Durham, NC. She studied gifted education at Duke University, where she also earned her bachelor's...

Cheryl Miller Thurston Cheryl Miller Thurston is the president, founder and editor of Cottonwood Press, Inc., which she started in 1986 with a $2000 loan from a friend. Before that she was an English teacher for 13...
H. Richard Milner, Ph.D. H. Richard Milner IV is the Helen Faison Endowed Chair of Urban Education and Professor of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. Milner earned his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in...
Tracy C. Missett Tracy C. Missett, Ph.D, is an assistant professor at the University of Montana Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences, where she holds the Suzanne and Dave Peterson Endowed...
Emily Mofield, Ed.D. Emily Mofield, Ed.D., is the lead consulting teacher for gifted education for Sumner County Schools in Tennessee and is involved in supporting several projects with Vanderbilt Programs for Talented...
Sidney M. Moon, Ph.D. Sidney M. Moon, Ph.D., is a professor in the department of educational studies and the director of the Gifted Education Resource Institute at Purdue University. She has been active in the field of...
James M. Moroney James M. Moroney teaches sixth-grade math and Algebra I honors at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School in Louisiana. He attended Louisiana State University, where he earned his bachelor of arts in...
Erin Morris Miller
Virginia Morse Virginia Morse is one of the founders Active Learning Systems and cocreator of IIM. Virginia is committed to guiding K–12 students ethically and confidently through the research process.
Harriet S. Mosatche Harriet S. Mosatche, Ph.D, is a developmental psychology researcher and award-winning author. Her latest book is Breaking Through!: Helping Girls Succeed in Science, Technology, Engineering, and...
Dennis J. Mucenski Dennis J. Mucenski currently teaches high school biology and forensics for Pittsford Mendon High School in Rochester, NY. He is also an adjunct professor at St. John Fisher College and enjoys doing...
Michelle C. Muratori, Ph.D. Drawing on her years of experience working as a coordinator and counselor of gifted students in the National Academy of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering, an early college entrance program at The...
Robert E. Myers, Ed.D.

R. E. Myers began his career in education as an elementary teacher in Santa Cruz County, California. From there he moved to Los Gatos, California, and became a middle-school teacher and coach....

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Carole A. Nassab Carole A. Nassab is a program associate of the Center for Creative Learning. Nassab is an experienced educator who has served in numerous roles in public and private educational settings. She has...
Maureen Neihart, Psy.D. Maureen Neihart, Psy.D., a leading authority on the talent development in children, is a licensed child psychologist with more than 25 years of experience working with talented young people and...
Terry W. Neu, Ph.D. Terry W. Neu received his Ph.D. from the Talent Development Program at the University of Connecticut and currently serves on the faculty of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. Neu also...
Cindy Nottage Cindy Nottage, one of the founders of Active Learning Systems and creators of the Independent Investigation Method, has more than 25 years experience in classroom teaching, gifted and talented...
Ryan Novak Ryan J. Novak is a high school teacher in southwest Missouri, where he teaches dual-credit English and mythology. His love of graphic literature began in childhood when he learned to read using...
Chuck Nusinov Charles Nusinov has been a school administrator for more than five years working with students and teachers in grades K–8. He has worked at integrating math curriculum across the other core...
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Sarah E. O'Kelley, Ph.D. Sarah E. O’Kelley is a clinical psychology postdoctoral fellow at The University of Alabama at Birmingham Civitan-Sparks Clinics, where she is a member of the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)...
F. Richard Olenchak, Ph.D. Having served in numerous teaching and administrative roles in education, Richard Olenchak is a professor and psychologist at the Center for Gifted and Talented in the Department of Curriculum and...
Paula Olszewski-Kubilius, Ph.D. Paula Olszewski-Kubilius is currently the director of the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University. She has more than 24 years of experience designing and conducting educational...
Steven V. Owen, Ph.D. Dr. Steven Owen serves as Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Texas Medical Branch as well as senior bio-statistician.
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Julie F. Pace, Ph.D. Julie is a clinical psychologist who worked for over 12 years at the Center for Talented Youth’s Diagnostic and Counseling Center at Johns Hopkins University. In her role at the Diagnostic...
Alexander R. Pagnani
Ann Palmer Ann Palmer is the parent of an adult son with autism and is the Director of Advocacy and Chapter Support for the Autism Society of North Carolina. She coordinates more than 45 chapters and support...
Phil Parratore Phil Parratore has been an advocate of hands-on science for gifted students for more than three decades. He has a real passion for getting children and adults involved with science education. His...
Diego Patino Diego Patino is coauthor of Mystery Science: The Case of the Missing Bicycle with Suzanna E. Henshon.
Katherine Pebley O'Neal Katherine Pebley O’Neal is a fifth-grade teacher who believes that any written report deserves to become a dynamic oral presentation. She holds a master’s degree in education from...
Edwina D. Pendarvis
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Nielsen Pereira, Ph.D. Nielsen Pereira, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of gifted, creative, and talented studies at Purdue University, where he teaches graduate courses in gifted education and advises graduate students...
Mandy Perret Mandy Green Perret is a gifted certified teacher in Geismar, LA. She has been teaching gifted for 9 years in public school both in the enrichment and in the self-contained classroom. Mandy has her...
Murray Peters Murray Peters is the Gifted Education Coordinator in Coquitlam School District, British Columbia, Canada. His experience teaching gifted learners spans 15 years at the elementary, middle, and...
Scott J. Peters, Ph.D.

Scott J. Peters, Ph.D., is assistant professor of educational foundations at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, where he teaches courses related to measurement and assessment,...

Jean Sunde Peterson, Ph.D. Jean Sunde Peterson, Ph.D, professor emerita, directed the School Counseling program at Purdue University before her retirement. She was a classroom or gifted education teacher for many years prior...
Steven Pfeiffer, Ph.D. Steven Pfeiffer is a professor at Florida State University, where he is director of Clinical Training. Steven served as executive director of Duke University’s Talent Identification Program...
Nancy Pfenning, Ph.D. Nancy Pfenning, Ph.D., has taught statistics and probability to students at every level from elementary school children to college students. As a teacher with the Carnegie-Mellon University...
Rebecca L. Pierce, Ph.D. Rebecca L. Pierce is Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences at Ball State University and fellow at the Center for Gifted Studies and Talent Development. She teaches undergraduate and graduate...
Jane Piirto, Ph.D. Besides this book, currently in its third edition, Jane Piirto is the author of Understanding Those Who Create (two editions); Understanding Creativity; Luovuus; "My Teeming...
Jonathan A. Plucker, Ph.D. Prof. Jonathan Plucker is the Julian C. Stanley Endowed Professor of Talent Development at Johns Hopkins University, where he works in the School of Education and Center for Talented Youth.
Kenneth Poon, Ph.D. Kenneth Poon is assistant professor of early childhood and special education at the National Institute of Education, Singapore. He received his training in clinical psychology at the University of...
Sonya Porcher, Ph.D. Sonya Porchèr, Ed.D., is a Language Learner Director (LLD) with Disney English in Hanghzou, China. She serves as center support for Chinese students ages 2–12 in their acquisition of...
Clark G. Porter, Ph.D. Clark Porter, Ph.D., teaches gifted and talented middle school students in Waterloo, IA. He has received state and regional awards for his teaching. Dr. Porter has worked as a school psychologist,...
Anne Powell

Anne Powell is coauthor of Choices, a title in the Multiage Differentiated Curriculum series by Prufrock Press.

Carolyn Powell Carolyn Powell is the author of Famous People Puzzles: Exercises in Inference and Research.
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Cheryl Price Cheryl L. Price is currently assistant program director of the Minority Achievement, Resiliency and Success (MARS) program that supports talented minority students enrolled in teacher certification...
Janet Price Janet Price is the Regional Director for Community Education and Transition at College Living Experience (CLE), a program that provides wrap-around supports and services for college students with...
Samantha Prust Samantha Prust is a freelance writer who has contributed materials for many language arts textbooks. She is a writer and editor for Cottonwood Press.
Kristin Puccio Kristin Narde (nee Puccio) has a master’s degree in Creative Studies. She has worked as a specialist in productive thinking where she taught whole classes, K–4, in creativity and...
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Anne Quinn Anne is an experienced teacher widely known for her leadership in early childhood special education in Memphis, TN. Her challenging career as a Shelby County Schools’ consulting teacher...
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Susan Rakow, Ph.D. Susan Rakow, Ph.D., LPC, is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in work with gifted children/teens and families at the Family Achievement Clinic directed by Dr. Sylvia Rimm....
Marilynn L. Rapp Buxton Marilynn L. Rapp Buxton currently teaches the 4th–6th grade talented and gifted program at Waverly-Shell Rock Community Schools in Waverly and Shell Rock, IA. She also teaches a self-designed...
Mark Reardon Mark Reardon is the president of Centre Point Education and has 24 years of experience as a teacher, principal, and educational consultant. He is the author of Hot Tips for Teachers, Hit...
Colleen Reding Colleen Reding grew up in Mt. Prospect, IL, and became a proud member of Georgetown University's Class of 2010. Colleen gained acceptance to her first-choice program for graduate study at Harvard...
Sally M. Reis, Ph.D. Sally M. Reis is the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, the Letitia Neag Morgan Chair in Educational Psychology, a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, and a University Teaching Fellow at the...
Joseph S. Renzulli, Ed.D. Joseph Renzulli is a professor of educational psychology at the University of Connecticut, where he also has served as the director of the Renzulli Center For Creativity, Gifted Education, and...
Toni Blackwell Rhodes, M.Ed. Toni Blackwell Rhodes was a teacher in the suburban schools of Atlanta, GA, for 10 years. For the past 20 years, she has been writing social studies educational materials and articles for various...
Mary Cay Ricci Mary Cay Ricci is an education consultant and speaker. She was previously the Coordinator of Gifted and Talented Education for Baltimore County Public Schools. She holds certification in gifted and...
Mary Anne Richey Mary Anne Richey, M.Ed., a Licensed School Psychologist, works for the school district of Palm Beach County and has a private practice. She also has experience as a middle school teacher,...
Amy Rider Amy Rider earned her bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Colorado State University and her teaching certification from the University of Colorado. She is a former teacher and current...
Jennifer Riedl Cross, Ph.D. Jennifer Riedl Cross received her Ph.D. in educational psychology from Ball State University. Her area of specialization is cognitive and social processes, with an emphasis in gifted studies. Her...
Tracy L. Riley, Ph.D. Tracy L. Riley, Ph.D., is an associate professor who specializes in gifted and talented education. She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the field in addition to supervising...
Sylvia Rimm, Ph.D.

Dr. Sylvia Rimm is a psychologist who directs the Family Achievement Clinic in Ohio and specializes in working with gifted children and adults. She is also a clinical professor at Case Western...

Anne N Rinn, Ph.D.
Bonnie L. Risby

Bonnie Lou Risby grew up in the Illinois woodlands atop the limestone bluffs across the Mississippi River from St. Louis. These woods were her playground where she and her siblings camped out,...

Robert K. Risby II

Rob always showed a unique aptitude for logical thinking and became a published author at the age of 6 when he coauthored the first Lollipop Logic book in 1990. In 2010 and 2011, this extremely...

Annie Rivera

Annie Rivera, M.Ed., is an educational consultant in bilingual and ESL instruction, professional development, and program development for rural, suburban, and urban school districts and...

Janice I Robbins, Ph.D. Janice I. Robbins, Ph.D., is an instructor in gifted education at the College of William and Mary. She was formerly Curriculum Chief for the Department of Defense Schools worldwide as well as a...
Julia L. Roberts, Ed.D. Julia Link Roberts, Ph.D., is the Mahurin Professor in Gifted Studies and director and founder of The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University. Dr. Roberts was named a Distinguished...
Julia Roberts Boggess Julia Roberts Boggess is an elementary librarian at Pearre Creek Elementary School in Williamson County, TN. She has taught in the primary grades and has been a gifted resource teacher. In 2008,...
Jennifer Robins, Ph.D. Jennifer Robins received a bachelor's degree in Education and a master's in Educational Psychology from Baylor University. She spent four years teaching gifted and talented students, and she is...
Ann Robinson, Ph.D. Ann Robinson is professor of education and founding director of the Center for Gifted Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is a former editor of Gifted Child...
Debbie Roby

Debbie Roby, M.Ed., a graduate of The Ohio State University ('92 B.S., '97 M.Ed.), has been an educator/administrator in the Ohio, North Carolina, and Texas public school systems. Debbie...

Betty Roffman Shevitz Betty Roffman Shevitz has 25 years of experience with gifted students. She currently serves as an instructional specialist for gifted students in Montgomery County Public Schools and is responsible...
Karen B. Rogers, Ph.D.

Karen B. Rogers is currently director of research for GERRIC (Gifted Education Research and Resource Information Centre) and professor of education in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at...

Sue Rolf Sue Rolf lives in Lufkin, Texas with her family and her dachshund, Blossom. She holds a BSED and an MED in early childhood education from Stephen F. Austin State University. She teaches an...
Karen Rollins

Karen Rollins, M.S., LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice, specializing in children with disabilities. She is a presenter for the Center for Learning and Development,...

Jennifer L. Roth
Ann Rowe, Ph.D.

Ann Rowe is a clinical psychologist at the Kingsbury Center in Washington, D.C. She has extensive experience in the diagnostic evaluation of children, adolescents, and adults with a broad range...

Gary Rubinstein After graduating from Tufts University in 1991, Gary Rubinstein trained as a teacher with the Teach for America (TFA) program, which recruits recent graduates to teach in rural and inner-city...
Jessica Rueter, Ph.D. Jessica A. Rueter, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at The University of Texas at Tyler in the School of Education. Dr. Rueter has 15 years of experience working in public schools. Her research...
Gail R. Ryser, Ph.D.

Gail R Ryser, Ph.D., is director of the Testing, Research-Support, and Evaluation Center at Texas State University. She is an associate editor for Gifted Child Quarterly. She is the author of...

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M. S. Samston

M.S. Samston is a pseudonym for the writers who worked together to create Phunny Stuph and More AbraVocabra: Mary Gutting, Heather Madigan, Sara Parman Stimely, Samantha Prust, and Cheryl Miller...

Molly Sandling Molly Sandling is a teacher at Jamestown High School in Williamsburg, VA. She completed her master's degree in history at Yale University and her master's degree in education at The College of...
Laila Y Sanguras
Gina D. Schack Gina D. Schack is coauthor of Looking for Data in All the Right Places with Alane J. Starko.
Robin Schader, Ph.D. Robin holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Connecticut, specializing in Gifted and Talented Education with a focus on talent development and the role of parents. She...
Howard Schindler Howard Schindler received his bachelor’s degree in school and public health from the State University of New York at Cortland in 1975 and his master’s degree in education from Johns...
Patricia F. Schoonover, Ph.D.

Patricia F. Schoonover, Ph.D., is part of the Board of Directors with the Center for Creative Learning (http://creativelearning.com). She lives in Clintonville, WI. Pat is a consultant who...

Stephen T. Schroth
Robert A. Schultz, Ph.D. Robert A. Schultz, Ph.D., is professor of gifted education and curriculum studies at the University of Toledo in Ohio, where he directs the CIGI (Curriculum and Instruction Gifted) program and...
Karen K. Schulz Karen K. Schulz received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and mathematics from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1984. She received a master’s degree in...
David Sebek With almost 20 years in gifted education, David Sebek has been a classroom teacher, literacy coach, campus GT specialist, Future Problem Solving coach, Destination Imagination team manager,...
Betty M. See Betty M. See returned to college after the youngest of her four children entered kindergarten. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English and master’s degree in reading. She has had a...
Edwin C. Selby, Ph.D. Dr. Ed Selby is an Associate with the Center, a Creative Research Unit (CRU) Research Fellow, and an Adjunct Professor with Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education. He also serves...
Douglas Selwyn Doug Selwyn, Ph.D., lives in Seattle, WA, and has been a teacher with the Seattle School District since 1984. He received his doctorate in educational leadership from Seattle University in 1991 and...
Peter Senn Dr. Peter R. Senn is a Professor Emeritus at Wright College, a private economist, and the author of numerous articles and books on economics, computers in education, and the Internet.
Elizabeth Shaunessy-Dedrick, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Shaunessy-Dedrick, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Gifted Education in the Department of Special Education at the University of South Florida. Her research addresses the...

Cindy Sheets Cindy Sheets has been an educator for 34 years, with 18 years of experience in gifted education. Currently, she is a gifted resource teacher in Shawnee Mission, KS, working with elementary gifted...
Linda J. Sheffield, Ph.D. Linda J. Sheffield, Ph.D., is Regents Professor Emerita of Mathematics Education at Northern Kentucky University and founding director of the Kentucky Center for Mathematics and is a coauthor of...
Bruce M. Shore, Ph.D. Bruce M. Shore is professor of educational psychology in the Faculty of Education at McGill University in Montreal, where he also has served as chair of the department and dean of students. His...
Del Siegle, Ph.D.

Del Siegle, Ph.D., is an associate professor and teaching fellow in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut, where he teaches graduate courses in gifted education,...

Stephan M. Silverman, Ph.D.

Stephan M. Silverman, Ph.D., is former Director of Assessment and Behavioral Services for the Weinfeld Education Group. He was a school psychologist in the Montgomery County Public Schools...

Constance Simons Constance Simons works as a gifted education facilitator and teacher in a public school program for gifted students. Her role includes working with small groups of mathematically talented fourthand...
Cynthia G. Simpson, Ph.D. Cynthia G. Simpson, Ph.D., has more than 16 years of experience in the public and private sector as a preschool teacher, special education teacher, elementary teacher, educational diagnostician,...
Rachael Sloan
Cindy Slovacek Cindy Slovacek received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with a specialization in Physical Education from Southwest Texas State University. She has been teaching for 27 years....
Chandra Smith Chandra K. Smith is an innovative and passionate educator who strives to cultivate the learning environment and school culture that is important in the education of today’s youth. After...
Kenneth J. Smith, Ph.D. Kenneth J. Smith, Ph.D., works at Sunset Ridge School District 29 in Northfield, IL, a suburb of Chicago. He currently runs the district-wide enrichment program. In 1995, Ken earned his Ph.D. in...
Linda H. Smith
Joan Franklin Smutny, Ph.D.

Joan Franklin Smutny is founder and director of the Center for Gifted at National-Louis University and a winner of the NAGC Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the field...

Eunice Soriano De Alencar Eunice M. L. Soriano de Alencar, Ph.D, is professor emerita at the University of Brasilia, Brazil and a researcher for the National Council for the Scientific and Technological Development. She has...
Judith Sower Judith Sower has 18 years of teaching experience in public schools. She has taught first-, second-, and third-grade students in general education. In addition, she has taught in special education,...
Kristie Speirs Neumeister, Ph.D.

Kristie Speirs Neumeister, Ph.D., wears several hats in the field of gifted education. She is an associate professor of educational psychology at Ball State University, where she directs the...

Vicky G. Spencer, Ph.D. Vicky G. Spencer, Ph.D., has served in the field of special education for more than 20 years as a special education teacher, educational consultant, and assistant professor. Vicky continues to...
Ruth Spodak, Ph.D. Ruth Spodak, Ph.D., is a psychologist and educational advocate with more than 30 years of experience evaluating and counseling children and adults with ADHD.
Lyrcia Sqyres

Lyrcia Sqyres is coauthor of Wonders Book 3: Machines, My Body, and Physical Fitness, a book in the Prufrock Press Differentiated Curriculum series.

Tamra Stambaugh, Ph.D. Dr. Tamra Stambaugh is the Director of Programs for Talented Youth at Vanderbilt University. She is the coauthor (with Dr. Joyce VanTassel-Baska) of Comprehensive Curriculum for Gifted...
Bob Stanish Bob Stanish has had 25 teaching resource books and numerous articles on the creative processes and problem solving published. A highly imaginative writer and innovative thinker, he is nationally...
Julian C. Stanley, Ph.D. Dr. Julian C. Stanley was Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology and Brain Sciences of Johns Hopkins University and internationally renowned in the field of the identification and...
Todd Stanley Todd Stanley is author of seven teacher education books including Project-Based Learning for Gifted Students: A Handbook for the 21st-Century Classroom and Performance-Based Assessment...
Suzanne Stansberry Suzanne Stansberry has been teaching language arts and reading for seven years in the states of Alaska and Oregon. In addition to her regular classroom experience, she has taught instructional...
Alane J. Starko, Ph.D. Alane J. Starko is currently a professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Eastern Michigan University. A former elementary school teacher, teacher of the gifted, and head of the Teacher...
Kenneth Stefano, Psy.D. Kenneth Stefano, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist who has worked with children with ADHD and related emotional issues and their families. He is the codirector of Spodak, Stefano, & Associates in...
Philip A. Steinbacher Philip Steinbacher has a range of professional experiences combining components of teaching, writing, and entertainment. Before becoming a teacher, he spent 14 years working for the entertainment...
Marisa Stemple Marisa Stemple has spent her entire career in education with Montgomery County Public Schools, working with and on behalf of bright students with learning difficulties. She is responsible for...
Kristen R. Stephens, Ph.D. Kristen R. Stephens is an Associate Professor of the Practice, Licensure Officer, Academically/Intellectually Gifted Licensure Program at Duke University. She received her Ph.D. in special...
William C. Stepien William C. Stepien Holds a doctorate in Instructional Technology and teaches social studies at St. Charles North High School in St. Charles, Ill.
William J. Stepien William J. Stepien taught social studies to middle and high school students for more than 20 years. Since 1996, he has run the Consortium for Problem-Based Learning. As a private consultant, he has...
Jeffrey D. Stocks Jeff Stocks’ teaching experience includes seven years of teaching Advanced Placement and gifted and talented classes in U.S. history, U.S. government, and macroeconomics in the Katy...
Laurie Stolmack Eaton Laurie Stolmack Eaton has been a teacher in Denver Public Schools for 24 years, teaching both elementary and middle school and serving as a gifted and talented resource teacher and a middle school...
Susan Stonequist Susan Stonequist works at Sunset Ridge District 29 in Northfield, IL, a suburb of Chicago. She currently teaches seventh- and eighth-grade math courses and math enrichment activities for grades...
Kathy Strunk Kathy Strunk has an MA in education as a reading and writing specialist. She is currently the reading coach at two schools in Scott County, TN.
Tracey N. Sulak

Tracey N. Sulak, M.Ed., is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Educational Psychology at Baylor University. She has an M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in gifted and...

Mary Ellen Sweeney, Ph.D. Mary Ellen Sweeney, Ph.D., experienced cultural diversity early in life as a native of Miami, FL. She has taught graduate-level ethnographic research, and this book shares that passion with kids....
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Gloria D Taradash, Ph.D. Gloria Taradash holds a bachelor's degree in African American studies, a master's degree in Secondary Education, and a Ph.D. in special education with an emphasis on gifted minorities and parents.
Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented

The Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT) is a nonprofit, membership association of educators, parents, and friends of the gifted. The TAGT mission is to promote awareness of the...

Paul Thomson, Ph.D. For the past several years, Paul Thomson, Ph.D., has taught philosophy to high school students through the Carroll-Cleveland Philosophers' Program, which won the 2006 American Philosophical...
Carol L. Tieso, Ph.D. Carol L. Tieso, Ph.D., serves as Associate Dean for Academic Programs and an associate professor of gifted education at the College of William and Mary. Additionally, she teaches graduate courses...
Matt Tincani, Ph.D. Matt Tincani, Ph.D., is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and associate professor of special education at Temple University, where he specializes in the learning needs of children with autism...
Theodore S. Tomeny Theodore S. Tomeny graduated from Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL, and is currently a student in the doctoral program in clinical psychology at The University of Southern Mississippi.
Virginia Caine Tonneson, Ph.D. Virginia Caine Tonneson, Ph.D., is the Vice President of Stronge and Associates Educational Consulting, LLC. In addition, she serves as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the College of William...
Beverly A. Trail, Ed.D.

Beverly A. Trail, Ed.D., is the National Association for Gifted Children’s Special Population Network Chair. She is a twice-exceptional consultant, trainer, researcher, and frequent...

Donald J. Treffinger, Ph.D.

Donald J. Treffinger, Ph.D., is the president of the Center for Creative Learning in Sarasota, FL. He earned a master’s degree and a doctoral degree in educational psychology from Cornell...

Michelle Trotman Scott, Ph.D. Michelle Trotman Scott, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the University of West Georgia. She teaches in the Department of Collaborative Support and Intervention. Michelle has been an adjunct...
Karin Tulchinsky Cohen

Karin Tulchinsky Cohen is the Coordinator of Special Initiatives for Instructional Programs in Montgomery County Public Schools. Karin has been an educational consultant and special needs...

Kip Tyler Back in 1983, Kip left his fast-paced management job in the auto industry and ventured west. Since then, he has fought forest fires, patrolled the backcountry on skis and horseback, explored...
Marya Washington Tyler Marya Washington Tyler has a master’s degree in gifted and talented education from the University of Wisconsin and has taught gifted and talented students for 11 years. Tyler is the author of...
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Theresa Van Praet Theresa Van Praet holds a master's degree in education from Rutgers University. She teaches the gifted education program at a private school. She lives in Yardley, PA, with her husband and two...
Barbara VandeCreek Barbara VandeCreek is the author of the Math Rules! series.
Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Ed.D. Joyce VanTassel-Baska is Professor Emerita at The College of William and Mary, where she founded the Center for Gifted Education. Formerly she initiated and directed the Center for Talent...
William Virden

William Virden is the Instructional Director for two Teaching American History Grants that work to improve the teaching of U.S. history in Colorado schools.Virden is a graduate of Colorado State...

Joan Vydra Joan Vydra is coauthor of No Problem!: Taking the Problem Out of Mathematical Problem Solving and Primarily Creativity.
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Anitra Walker Anitra Walker is a native of Louisiana. She graduated with a B.A. in English with a concentration in literature from Louisiana State University and an M.Ed. in secondary education from Southern...
Brooke Walker, Ph.D. Brooke Walker, Ph.D., has been in the field of gifted education for the last 20 years at both the school and district levels. She has a master’s degree in gifted and talented education and a...
Jeffrey J. Wanko

Jeffrey Wanko is an associate professor at Miami University of Ohio where he teaches preservice and inservice mathematics teachers. He began solving and creating puzzles in elementary school and...

Laverne Warner, Ph.D. Laverne Warner, Ph.D., is a teacher, author, consultant, and advocate for young children. Her 9 years of public school teaching in Texas, Indiana, and Vermont were with children in third grade and...
David Washington

David Washington authored It's Alive: Math Like You've Never Known It Before and It's Alive! And Kicking!: Math the Way It Ought to Be . . . Tough, Fun, and a Little Weird! as a junior high...

Marya Washington Tyler Marya is the author of several Prufrock bestsellers, including Real Life Math Mysteries, It’s Alive!, and Extreme Math, which she cowrote with her husband Kip. They have...
Michele Webb Michele Webb has been a teacher of the gifted and then an enrichment specialist since 1995. She is currently the enrichment specialist at the South Grove Elementary School in Syosset. Michele also...
Christine L. Weber, Ph.D. Christine L. Weber, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Childhood Education, Literacy, and TESOL at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. She instructs teachers in strategies for...
Rich Weinfeld Rich Weinfeld is a national leader in the education of gifted children with learning difficulties. Weinfeld was instrumental in coordinating the Montgomery County, MD, gifted and learning-disabled...
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Pamela V. Westkott Pamela V. Westkott has been teaching third grade most of her teaching career. She lives with her husband and teaches in a suburban Rhode Island seaside town. Her three grown sons live and work in...
Laurie E. Westphal After teaching science for more than 15 years, both overseas and in the U.S., Laurie E. Westphal now works as an independent gifted education and science consultant. She enjoys developing and...
David A. White, Ph.D. David A. White has a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Toronto and has taught philosophy in colleges and universities since 1967. He has written 10 books and more than 50 articles in...
John R. White, Ph.D. John White has been a professor of anthropology and archaeology for more than 35 years. Presently the chair of the department at Youngstown State University, Dr. White is actively involved in field...
Jamie Whitfield An author and school teacher for more than 20 years, Jamie Whitfield began her teaching career in the public schools of South Carolina and has since taught in Tennessee, Florida, and North...
Rondalyn V. Whitney, Ph.D., OTR/L Rondalyn Varney Whitney, Ph.D., OT/L, is an educator, researcher, and occupational therapist with more than 20 years of experience. Dr. Whitney is a prolific author whose books include Nonverbal...
Carissa Wiedle Carissa Wiedle was born and raised in Bellevue, a small town in north central Ohio. She earned her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Bluffton University and her...
Erick Wilberding, Ph.D. Erick Wilberding is a teacher at an international school in Rome, Italy, with nearly 20 years of teaching experience in middle and high school. He received his doctorate in art history from the...
Caroljean Willie Caroljean Willie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, a Master's of Education in Reading, and a Ph.D. in Multiculutural Education. She has been involved with education at all levels, from...
Tina Willoughby Tina Willoughby is coauthor of A to Z: Novel Ideas for Reading Teachers with Kay Martin.
Hope E. Wilson, Ph.D. Hope E. Wilson, Ph. D., completed her doctorate in Educational Psychology with an emphasis on Gifted Education at the University of Connecticut. She is an assistant professor of Elementary...
Susan Winebrenner Susan Winebrenner is a full-time consultant in staff development. She presents workshops and seminars nationally and internationally, helping educators translate educational research into classroom...
Chris Wise Tiedemann

Chris Wise Tiedemann is a freelance writer from Atlanta, GA. Her interest in disability-friendly colleges was sparked when her son, a student with a physical disability, began the college...

Diane Witt Diane Witt has an undergraduate degree in design from Ohio University. She received her master’s degree in special education and gifted education from Bowling Green State University in Ohio....
Carol V. Wittig Carol Wittig is an experienced classroom teacher and gifted programming specialist in public elementary and middle schools. She has been a lead contributor to curriculum development in language...
Sarah Wolfinsohn

Sarah Wolfinsohn is coauthor of Thinking Outside the Bean: All You Ever Wanted to Know About Mexican Jumping Beans and More and several titles in Prufrock Press's Differentiated Curriculum and...

Susannah M. Wood, Ph.D. Susannah M. Wood is currently an associate professor at the University of Iowa where she teaches both doctoral students and master's students in the school counseling program. She collaborates with...
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Anthony Yodice Anthony Yodice has been in education for 20 years. He spent 14 years at a charter school for gifted students, the last two of those as the Executive Director. He has a bachelor's degree from SUNY...
Grover C. Young Grover Young is an experienced teacher, school administrator, and coordinator of gifted programming and staff development. He has worked with schools and businesses in the areas of creative...
Stephen S. Young, Ed.D. Stephen Young, Ed.D, recently retired from a 35-year career as public school teacher and professor of education at Morehead State University (MSU). He holds bachelor’s and master’s...
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Edward Zaccaro

Ed has taught students of all ages and abilities since graduating from Oberlin College in 1974. He holds an Iowa teaching certificate with K–12 endorsement in Gifted Education and a...

Julie Zeilinger Julie Zeilinger is originally from Pepper Pike, OH, and is a member of the Barnard College Class of 2015. Julie is the founder and editor of The FBomb (http://www.thefbomb.org), a feminist blog and...
Bonnie Zucker, Psy.D. Bonnie Zucker, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist with a background and expertise in the treatment of anxiety disorders. Dr. Zucker conducts psychotherapy in private practice in Rockville, Maryland