Center for Talent Development

Center for Talent Development

Andrew Bauer

Bauer, Andrew

Online Programs Content Manager, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

Randee Blair

Blair, Randee

Project Coordinator, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MS, Educational Leadership, National-Louis University, 1990
  • BS, Elementary Education, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1972
Dana Boutin

Boutin, Dana

Communications Coordinator, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BA, English and Arts & Ideas in the Humanities, University of Michigan
  • MA, Arts Journalism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Elliott Cady

Cady, Elliott

Center for Talent Development Middle School Coordinator, Summer Program


Degrees

  • BA, Economics and Spanish, Northwestern University
  • MS, Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 1997
Eric Calvert

Calvert, Eric

Associate Director, Center for Talent Development

Instructor, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • MSE, Educational Psychology - Gifted Emphasis, Purdue University
  • BSE, Secondary Education, University of Central Missouri
  • EdD, Leadership Studies, Bowling Green State University
Margie Chan

Chan, Margie

Assistant Coordinator, NUMATS, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MS, Library Service, Columbia University
  • BS, Journalism, Northwestern University
Kate Cichon

Cichon, Kate

Apogee Coordinator, Summer Program, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BA, English, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1999
Susan Corwith

Corwith, Susan

Associate Director, Center for Talent Development

Instructor, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • PhD, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007
  • MS, Curriculum & Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997
  • BS, Secondary Education, English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994
Linsey Crowninshield

Crowninshield, Linsey

Assistant Program Director, Civic Education Project, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MS, Human Services Administration, Spertus College
  • BA, Psychology and Education, Ripon College
Elizabeth Dirkes-Jacks

Dirkes-Jacks, Elizabeth

Leapfrog Coordinator, Summer Program, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BS, Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 1985
Ruth Doan

Doan, Ruth

Equinox Coordinator, Summer Program, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MFA, Poetry, Western Michigan University
  • BA, Secondary Education, Western Michigan University
Stephen  Dowling

Dowling, Stephen

Assistant Coordinator, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MMEd, Music Education, Northwestern University, 2011
  • BA, Music, Kenyon College, 2008
Jessica Fiore

Fiore, Jessica

Data Analyst Associate, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BS, Applied and Computational Mathematics, DePaul University, 2010
  • Bachelor of Science, DePaul University, 2010
Michelle Flowers

Flowers, Michelle

Financial Assistant, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • AA, Business Administration, Robert Morris College
Juliet Frate

Frate, Juliet

Coordinator, NUMATS, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MSEd, Educational Psychology, University of Mississippi
  • BA, Russian Language and Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Amy Gyarmathy

Gyarmathy, Amy

Program Coordinator, Gifted LearningLinks, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BS, English Education, Illinois State University
Susan Hammerman

Hammerman, Susan

Program Assistant, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • Certificate, Chicago School of Violinmaking, 1987
  • BS, Geography, University of Chicago, 1980
Danielle Holtz

Holtz, Danielle

Assistant Coordinator for the Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BA, Theatre Studies, Kent State University
  • MAT, Elementary Education, Columbia College Chicago
Veronica House

House, Veronica

Program Assistant, Summer Program, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BS, Social Policy, Northwestern University, 2008
Gail Ivanauskas

Ivanauskas, Gail

Senior Financial Administrator, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BS, Finance, Northern Illinois University
  • MBA, Finance, DePaul University
David Johnson

Johnson, David

Manager, Marketing & Communications, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BS, Marketing , Indiana University, Kelley School of Business
  • MEd, Higher Education Administration, Upper Iowa University
Elif Karatas

Karatas, Elif

Program Assistant, Civic Education Project, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

Susan Kasper

Kasper, Susan

Program Coordinator, Gifted LearningLinks, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MS, Economics, Northern Illinois University
  • BS, Economics, Northern Illinois University
Eudald Lerga

Lerga, Eudald

Senior Systems Analyst/Programmer, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BA, Political Science, Complutense University
  • MA, Curatorial and Cultural Practices in Art and New Media, Media Center d'Art i Disseny
Amy Lindgren

Lindgren, Amy

Assistant Coordinator, Weekend Enrichment Programs, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BA, Communication, French and International Business, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • MS, Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 2011
Sara (Sally) Macnamara

Macnamara, Sara (Sally)

Department Assistant, Saturday Enrichment Program and Gifted Learning Links


Degrees

  • MBA, Business Administration, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • BS, Recreation and Park Administration, University of Missouri-Columbia
Leslie Morrison

Morrison, Leslie

Leapfrog Coordinator, Summer Program, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MEd Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois-Chicago
  • BA, Loyola University
Paula Olszewski-Kubilius

Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula

Professor, Education and Social Policy

Director, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • PhD, Educational Psychology, Northwestern University, 1983
  • MA, Educational Psychology, Northwestern University, 1981
  • BA, Elementary Education, St. Xavier University, 1977

Research Interests

Talent development, accelerated educational programs, needs of special populations of gifted children.

Rhoda Rosen

Rosen, Rhoda

Associate Director, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BA, MA, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
  • PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
Cassie Sparkman

Sparkman, Cassie

Program Coordinator, Summer Program, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BA, Poetry, University of Washington
Saiying Steenbergen-Hu

Steenbergen-Hu, Saiying

Research Director, Center for Talent Development

Research Assistant Professor, Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • PhD, Educational Psychology, Purdue University, 2009
  • MA, University of Science & Technology of China, 2000

Research Interests

Academic achievement, psychological and social-emotional development, educational measurement and assessment, meta-analysis and research synthesis, quantitative research methods, executive functions, gifted education and talent development

Tammie Stewart

Stewart, Tammie

Manager, Community Outreach, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MS, Communication, Northwestern University
  • BA, Communications, Northern Illinois University
Lindsay Wall Succari

Wall Succari, Lindsay

Assistant Program Director, Civic Education Project, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MS, Social Work and Nonprofit Management, Case Western Reserve University
  • BA, Economics and Political Science, Augustana College
Michelle Wielgosz

Wielgosz, Michelle

Assistant Program Coordinator, Weekend Enrichment Program


Degrees

  • Masters in Education, Columbia College Chicago, 2007
Ben Wright

Wright, Ben

Program Assistant, CTD Admissions and Advising


Degrees

  • MS in Refguee and Forced Migration Studies, DePaul University, 2017
  • BA in International Studies, Taylor University, 2012