Speaker: Dr. Tracy L. Cross
- Jody and Layton Smith Professor of Psychology and Gifted Education & Executive Director of the Center for Gifted Education at The College of William and Mary
- Author of the Handbook for Counselors Serving Students with Gifts & Talents (2011)
Join The Center for Gifted Studies for this incredible and free opportunity to learn about gifted students and gifted education from Dr. Tracy L. Cross, Executive Director of the Center for Gifted Education at The College of William and Mary and author of the recently published Handbook for Counselors Serving Students with Gifts & Talents. Read more about Dr. Cross below, and check back for updates on 2012 Berta topics.
Dr. Tracy L. Cross holds an endowed chair as the Jody and Layton Smith Professor of Psychology and Gifted Education, and is the Executive Director of the Center for Gifted Education at The College of William and Mary. Previously, he served Ball State University as the George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Gifted Studies, the founder and Executive Director of both the Center for Gifted Studies and Talent Development, and the Institute for Research on the Psychology of the Gifted Students. He has published well over 150 articles, book chapters, and columns, made more than 200 presentations at conferences, and has published four books. He has edited five journals in the field of gifted studies (Gifted Child Quarterly, Roeper Review, Journal of Secondary Gifted Education, Research Briefs) and is the current editor of the Journal for the Education of the Gifted. He received the Distinguished Service Award from The Association for the Gifted (TAG) and the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), the Early Leader and Early Scholar Awards from NAGC and in 2009 was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the MENSA Education and Research Foundation. In 2011, he was named the Distinguished Scholar by NAGC. In addition to an active scholarly agenda, Dr. Cross served for nine years as the Executive Director of the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics and Humanities, a residential high school for intellectually gifted adolescents. He has served as director of two state associations for gifted (Wyoming Association for Gifted Education and Indiana Association for the Gifted). He also served as president of TAG and on the Board and Executive Committee of the NAGC. He lives in Williamsburg, Virginia with his wife, Dr. Jennifer Riedl Cross, four children (Ian, Keenan, Colin, Eva), and Bob, the English bulldog.