Susan Assouline, Ph.D.
Dr. Assouline is the director of the Connie Belin & Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development and has a faculty appointment as professor of school psychology at the University of Iowa. She is especially interested in identification of academic talent in elementary students and is co-author of both editions of Developing Math Talent: A Comprehensive Guide to Math Education for Gifted Students in Elementary and Middle School.
As well, she is co-developer of the Iowa Acceleration Scale, a tool designed to guide educators and parents through decisions about grade-skipping students, and co-author of A Nation Empowered: Evidence Trumps the Excuses Holding Back America’s Brightest Students. She is a leading expert on the decision-making process for acceleration and has consulted on several hundred acceleration cases. She has conducted numerous workshops for parents and teachers on acceleration, development of mathematical talent, and twice-exceptional students.