Julia L. Roberts, Ed.D.

Julia L. Roberts, Ed.D.

Julia Link Roberts is the Mahurin Professor of Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University. She is the Executive Director of The Center for Gifted Studies and the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky. Dr. Roberts is a member of the Executive Committee (Treasurer) of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children and a board member of the Kentucky Association for Gifted Education and The Association for the Gifted (a division of the Council for Exceptional Children). Dr. Roberts was honored with the 2011 Acorn Award given to the outstanding professor at a Kentucky college or university. She received the first David W. Belin NAGC Award for Advocacy. She is coauthor with Tracy Inman of Strategies for Differentiating Instruction: Best Practices for the Classroom (2009 Legacy Award for the outstanding book for educators in gifted education by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented) and Assessing Differentiated Student Products: A Protocol for Development and Evaluation. Dr. Roberts and her daughter Julia Roberts Boggess co-authored Teacher's Survival Guide: Gifted Education and Differentiating Instruction With Centers: Gifted Education. Dr. Roberts directs summer and Saturday programs for children and young people who are gifted and talented and teaches graduate courses in gifted education. Dr. Roberts and her husband Richard live in Bowling Green, KY. They have two daughters, Stacy and Julia, and four granddaughters, Elizabeth, Caroline, Jane Ann, and Claire.

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