Jill L. Adelson, Ph.D.

Jill L. Adelson, Ph.D.

Jill L. Adelson, Ph.D., has worked with children in a variety of settings, including academic, extracurricular, and athletics, and as a parent. She taught fourth-grade self-contained gifted and talented in Newport News, VA, and some of her coaching activities included Odyssey of the Mind, softball, and the academic team. While teaching, Jill earned her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, specializing in gifted education, from The College of William & Mary. As a teacher and graduate student, she conducted case studies on perfectionism in her own classroom. Jill left Virginia to pursue her doctorate in Educational Psychology with a joint specialization in Gifted Education and in Measurement, Evaluation, and Assessment at the University of Connecticut. Jill spent 9 years at the University of Louisville as a professor in Educational Psychology, Measurement, and Evaluation and 2 years as a Research Scientist at Duke University for the Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP). Jill currently is the President and CEO of Adelson Research & Consulting, LLC, conducting research and providing professional development, and is co-Editor of Gifted Child Quarterly. She is the mother of three children, Caleb, Zoe, and Emma. As someone who has perfectionistic tendencies and behaviors, Jill understands the struggles of unhealthy perfectionism as well as the benefits of motivation and of high, realistic goals in her academic pursuits, in her athletic pursuits, and as a mother.

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