Joseph S. Renzulli

Joseph S. Renzulli
Director, The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented
University of Connecticut Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor
Raymond and Lynn Neag Professor of Gifted Education and Talent Development
Winner of the 2009 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education
Joseph Renzulli is a Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut and director of the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented. His research has focused on strength-based assessment, the identification and development of creativity and giftedness in young people, and models for personalized learning.  A focus of his work has been on applying the pedagogy of gifted education to the improvement of learning for all students. His most recent work is a computer-based assessment of student strengths and a teacher-planning tool integrated with an Internet based search engine that matches highly challenging enrichment activities and resources to individual student profiles and teacher selected curricular topics. The American Psychological Association named Dr. Renzulli among the 25 most influential psychologists in the world and in 2009 he received the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Award for Innovation In Education, considered by many to be “the Nobel” for educators.