Tracy L. Riley, Ph.D.

Associate professor Tracy Riley, Ph.D., specializes in gifted and talented education. She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the field in addition to supervising postgraduate research. Tracy is the coeditor of APEX: The New Zealand Journal of Gifted Education and is on the editorial board of Gifted Child Today. An active advocate for gifted and talented students, Tracy has served on numerous Ministry of Education advisory groups and has coauthored the Ministry handbook, Gifted and Talented Students: Meeting Their Needs in New Zealand Schools. She publishes and presents widely at both national and international levels. In 2007, Tracy was awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Sustained Excellence in Teaching and was the recipient of a national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award. Tracy is a member of the executive committee of the Ako Aoteoroa Academy of Tertiary Teaching Excellence and is chairperson of the board for giftEDnz, The Professional Association for Gifted Education.