Susan M. Baum, Ph.D.

Susan M. Baum, Ph.D.

Susan M. Baum, Ph.D., is the director of the 2e Center for Research and Professional Development at Bridges Academy, a school for twice-exceptional students, and provost of the Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity in Education. She is the author of more than 20 books, chapters, and research monographs, as well as more than 30 articles primarily focusing on understanding and nurturing the needs of special populations of underachieving gifted students, including the award-winning third edition of her seminal work, To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled. Her research and experience in the field of twice-exceptional education have earned her much recognition. She was named the recipient of the 2010 the Lifetime Achievement Award granted by the Weinfeld Group, the 2011 Connecticut Association for the Gifted’s Friend of the Gifted Award, the 2015 Distinguished Professional Alumni Award from the Neag School of Education, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students and the 2e Newsletter in 2017, and the 2019 Alexinia Baldwin Award from National Association for Gifted Students.

Professor Emeritus from The College of New Rochelle, Dr. Baum is widely published in the areas of differentiated instruction, twice-exceptional students, primary-aged gifted students, and social and emotional factors affecting gifted students. A popular speaker and workshop presenter, she has traveled worldwide teaching about creativity, education of the gifted and talented, and twice-exceptionality. She currently is a frequent presenter at Bright and Quirky—an online summit for supporting twice-exceptionality.

Dr. Baum has served on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Students and Smart Kids With 2e, and is the past president and founder of the Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students.