CTD’s Eric Calvert Honored with Distinguished Service Award

CTD’s Eric Calvert Honored with Distinguished Service Award

Eric CalvertEric Calvert, associate director for the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy, received a Distinguished Service Award from the Ohio Association for Gifted Children (OAGC).

Calvert, an advocate for academically advanced children and a key resource in gifted education issues, was the former assistant director for gifted education at the Ohio Department of Education. In that role, he helped develop Ohio’s policy on academic acceleration, which is now a national model.

“Eric has an unwavering energy to get things done not because it is easy or popular, but because it is the right thing to do,” said Mary Rizza, a governing board member for OAGC. “Despite the geographical distance, his positive impact continues to be felt across our state.”

At Northwestern, Calvert oversees CTD’s online, summer, and service learning programs for middle and high school students, provides program development and evaluation services to K-12 schools, and contributes to CTD research initiatives. He also co-chairs the policy and advocacy committee for the Illinois Association of Gifted Children.

A former high school teacher, Calvert holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from the University of Central Missouri, a master’s in educational psychology with a gifted education emphasis from Purdue University, and a doctorate in leadership studies from Bowling Green State University.

He is an active member of the National Association for Gifted Children and serves on the governing board of OAGC.

By Julie Deardorff
Last Modified: 11/27/17