Karen Rogers, Ph.D.
Dr. Rogers is a Professor of Gifted Studies in the Special Education & Gifted Education Department, College of Education, Leadership, and Counseling at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she has taught and conducted research since 1984. She is author or co-author of five books (with another four in the works), many journal articles, multiple publications, and book chapters.
She took a brief hiatus from her work at St. Thomas to become Director of Research for the Gifted Education Research and Resource Information Center at the University of New South Wales in Australia and has lectured at universities all over the world. Her research interests include twice-exceptionality; research synthesis techniques; cognitive development; gifted program design, development, and evaluation; student assessment; and arts education. She has served both the Council for Exceptional Children-The Association for the Gifted (CEC-TAG) and NAGC in various leadership and task force roles over the years. Most recently, she was given the NAGC Distinguished Scholar Award for 2015.