Thomas P. Hebert, Ph.D.

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 methods. He has been a teacher for 13 years, 10 of which were spent working with gifted students at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. He served on the board of directors of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC). His work has been recognized by various professional organizations. He was the inaugural recipient of the Mary M. Frasier Equity and Excellence Award from the Georgia Association for Gifted Children (2008) for his research contributions on diverse students. He received the 2008 Neag School of Education Outstanding Alumnus Research Award from The University of Connecticut. The University of Georgia College of Education awarded him a Faculty Research Leave Award in 2008 during which time he traveled throughout the country conducting research on high-achieving men who have overcome serious adversity. In 2000, NAGC named Dr. Hébert an Early Scholar. He conducts workshops nationally and internationally on topics related to gifted education. His areas of research interest include social and emotional development of gifted children, underachievement, culturally diverse gifted students, and problems faced by gifted young men.

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