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Published on May 15, 2012
Karen Rogers, Ph.D., is Professor of Gifted Studies in the Department of Special Education and Gifted Education in the College of Applied Professional Studies at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instructional Systems from the University of Minnesota and also holds Master's degrees in Special Education of the Gifted and in Psychological Foundations of the Gifted.
Dr. Rogers has been an invited lecturer at several universities in the United States and Australia and is a frequent keynote speaker for state, national, and international conferences on gifted education. She is the author of more than 150 articles, 18 book chapters, and four books. More than 500,000 people worldwide have read her paper on ability grouping, written for the National Research Center on Gifted and Talented. She was co-developer of a one-week television series on the nature of giftedness, called "One Step Ahead," which is housed in the PBS Network Library in Nebraska. She has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Secondary Gifted Education, Roeper Review, Journal for the Education of the Gifted, Gifted Education International, and Gifted Child Quarterly, and she is a regular reviewer for the American Educational Research Journal. She is also Past-President of the Association for the Gifted of the Council for Exceptional Children.
Dr. Rogers has been an elementary classroom teacher and a coordinator of programs for gifted and talented students. She was the curriculum author and creator of the widely heralded OMNIBUS enrichment program for gifted children, a program still being used in 23 states. She is the mother of three gifted children, now grown, and grandmother of five.
Part 1 Film: Roya Klingner The Global Center for Gifted & Talented Children http://gcgtc.com