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Paula Olszewski-Kubilius

Paula Olszewski-Kubilius

Director, Center for Talent Development
Professor, Education and Social Policy


Biography

Dr. Paula Olszewski-Kubilius is currently the director of the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University and a professor in the School of Education and Social Policy. Over the past 30 years, she has created programs for all kinds of gifted learners and written extensively on issues of talent development, particularly on programming for under-represented gifted students. Her most recent work is a monograph written with Rena Subotnik and Frank Worrell, “Rethinking Giftedness and Gifted Education: A Proposed Direction Forward Based on Psychological Science,” published by the Association for Psychological Science. She has served as editor of Gifted Child Quarterly, co-editor of the Journal of Secondary Gifted Education and editorial review board member for Gifted and Talented International, The Roeper Review, and Gifted Child Today. She is currently vice-chair of the board of trustees of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy and a member of the board of directors of the Illinois Association for Gifted Children. She also serves on that advisory boards for the Center for Gifted Education at the College of William and Mary and the Robinson Center for Young Scholars at the University of Washington. She is the immediate past president of the National Association for Gifted Children from whom she received the Early Scholar Award in 1987, the Distinguished Scholar Award in 2009, and the GCQ Paper of the Year Award in 2011.

Curriculum Vitae

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Research/Scholarship

Education

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

Research Interests

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

Professional

Position Responsibilities

  • Directs and oversees all activities of the Center for Talent Development, an outreach program of the School of Education and Social Policy that serves gifted children and their families through educational programs and services.


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