Jane Piirto, Ph.D.

Jane Piirto, Ph.D.

Jane Piirto, Ph.D., is the editor of Organic Creativity in the Classroom and the author of Talented Children and Adults; Creativity for 21st Century Skills; Understanding Those Who Create (two editions); Understanding Creativity; Luovuus; My Teeming Brain: Understanding Creative Writers; Saunas (poetry), A Location in the Upper Peninsula (collected poems, stories, and essays); The Three-Week Trance Diet (novel); Postcards from the Upper Peninsula, and several poetry and prose chapbooks.

An award-winning poet, novelist, and scholar, she is a Trustees' Distinguished Professor at Ashland University in Ohio, where she is Director of Talent Development Education. She is a former member of the board of directors of the National Association for Gifted Children, and has been in the field of the education of the gifted and talented since 1977 as a program coordinator, principal of the Hunter College Elementary School in New York City, and teacher educator. She has received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Association for Gifted Children, the Mensa Lifetime Achievement Award, and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Northern Michigan University. She is a national and international speaker and consultant.

Jane Piirto, Ph.D.'s Books

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