Jonathan Plucker, Ph.D.
Dr. Plucker is the inaugural Julian C. Stanley Professor of Talent Development at Johns Hopkins University, a joint appointment between the Johns Hopkins School of Education and the Center for Talented Youth. Previously, he was the Raymond Neag Endowed Professor of Education at the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education, where he taught in the Educational Leadership and Educational Psychology programs.
A prominent education policy scholar and talent development scholar, he is co-author of Mind the (Other) Gap: The Growing Excellence Gap in K-12 Education (2010) and Talent on the Sidelines: Excellence Gaps and America’s Persistent Talent Underclass (2012). He has also worked extensively in creativity, intelligence, and education policy, and has authored over 100 papers and edited two books: Critical Issues and Practices in Gifted Education, with Carolyn Callahan; and Essentials of Creativity Assessment, with James C. Kaufman and John Baer. A recipient of NAGC’s Distinguished Scholar Award in 2013, Dr. Plucker studies high-achieving students from an education policy and psychological perspective, with a focus on creativity, 21st-century skills, and excellence gaps.