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 District where he also served as a Gifted Coordinator and Magnet Coordinator. His research on twice-exceptional students has examined the relationship between working memory and levels of creativity in gifted students who also have characteristics related to ADHD, as well as the coping mechanisms of twice-exceptional girls in secondary school as they navigate both their academic studies and interpersonal relationships. He has presented to parents, teachers, and schools across the United States and in Kuwait on topics such as creativity, curriculum compacting, identification, twice exceptionality, underserved populations, and Total School Cluster Grouping.