Profile: Carolyn Mary Callahan
Dr. Carolyn M. Callahan, currently Commonwealth Professor of Education at the University of Virginia, teaches classes in gifted education, and developed the Summer and Saturday Enrichment Programs at UVA. For more than 25 years she has been the principal investigator on projects of the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT), and she has been principal investigator on five Javits grants including the current grant, Project PLACE, focusing on the identification and provision of services to rural gifted students. Her work with the NRC/GT and with the Javits projects has focused on curriculum development and implementation. As part of her work with the NRC/GT she was co-evaluator for the US Department of Education of the Javits program and conducted a national survey of gifted and talented programs. She has conducted evaluations of grant projects including several Javits grants, state level programs (e.g., the Advanced Placement initiative in Maine), and local level gifted programs large and small. She has been recognized as Outstanding Professor of the Commonwealth of Virginia and Distinguished Scholar of the National Association for Gifted Children and has served as President of the National Association for Gifted Children and the Association for the Gifted, and as Editor of Gifted Child Quarterly. Dr. Callahan has published over 225 articles and 50 book chapters on topics in gifted education. She is the co-editor of the recently published book, Fundamentals of Gifted Education: Considering Multiple Perspectives and Critical Issues in Gifted Education.