Rena F. Subotnik

Rena F. Subotnik, Ph.D., is Director of the Center for Psychology in Schools and Education at the American Psychological Association. One of the Center’s missions is to generate public awareness, advocacy, clinical applications, and cutting-edge research ideas that enhance the achievement and performance of children and adolescents with gifts and talents in all domains.   She has been supported in this work by the National Science Foundation, the American Psychological Foundation, and the Association for Psychological Science, the Dreyfus Foundation, and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.  She is co-author (with Paula Olszewski-Kubilius and Frank Worrell) of  The Talent Gap: The U.S. is Neglecting its Most Promising Science Students (Scientific American),  Nurturing the Young Genius: Renewing our Commitment to Gifted Education is Key to a More Innovative, Productive and Culturally Rich Society (Scientific American Mind), Rethinking Giftedness and Gifted Education: A Proposed Direction Forward Based on Psychological Science (in Psychological Science in the Public Interest),  and (with Bruce Thompson) Methodologies for Conducting Research on Giftedness (2010), (with Frances Horowitz and Dona Matthews) Developing Giftedness and Talent Across the Life Span (2009).