Prof. Dr. Javier Tourón


  • 1975 Bachelor in Science. School of Sciences (Division of Biology). University of Santiago of Compostela. Spain
  • 1982 Ph.D. in Science. School of Sciences (Division of Biology). University of Navarra. Spain
  • 1985 Bachelor in Education. School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Division of Education). University of Navarra. Spain
  • 1988 Ph.D. in Education. School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Division of Education). University of Navarra. Spain
  • 1985 Bachelor in Education. School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Division of Education). University of Navarra. Spain
  • 1976 Academic Director & Teacher of Natural Sciences. School Panxón. Instituto Social de la Marina. Spain
  • 1979 Associate Professor. Institute of Educational Sciences. University of Navarra. Spain
  • 1984 Associate Professor. School of Humanities and Social Sciences. University of Navarra. Spain
  • 1990 Professor. School of Education. University Complutense of Madrid.
  • 1993 Full professor. School of Humanities and Social Sciences. University of Navarra. Spain


  • Past-President of the European Council for High Ability (2000-2004).
  • Member of the National Advisory Board of the Center for Talented Youth. Johns Hopkins (2003-2011).
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Global Center for Gifted and Talented Children (GCGTC)
  • Founder and Director of CTY España, a Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth International Charter Member.
  • Full professor at the Department of Education. University of Navarra. Spain.
    Main Teaching Subjects: Identification and Education of High Ability Learners; Program Evaluation, Educational Research Methods.
  • Consultant Editor of:
    • High Ability Studies
    • Talent Development and Excellence
    • Gifted and Talented International
    • Education Today
    • Sobredotaçao
    • Revista Española de Pedagogía
    • Estudios sobre Educación
    • Bordón
    • Educar XXI.


  • International Association for Talent Development and Excellence
  • European Educational Research association
  • European Council for High Ability
  • World Council for gifted and talented Children
  • National Association for Gifted Children (EE.UU)
  • Asociación de investigación pedagógica (AIDIPE)
  • Sociedad Española de Pedagogía


  • Gifted education and Talent Development
  • Quantitative Research Methods in Education, Measurement and evaluation
  • Program and Education Systems Evaluation


Dpto. de Educación - Universidad de Navarra
Campus Universitario - 31190 Pamplona (Navarra)
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Attila Szabo, PhD.

Attila Szabo, PhD. Attila is research and development coordinator at the Stockholm Education Administration, associate lecturer at Stockholm University, and co-author of mathematics textbooks for upper secondary education. His research focuses on the education of mathematically talented pupils and their mathematical abilities during problem solving.

Prof. Dr. Robert Sternberg

Robert J. Sternberg is Professor of Human Development in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University and Honorary Professor of Psychology at Heidelberg University, Germany. Sternberg was briefly President and Professor of Psychology and Education at the University of Wyoming. Before that, he was Provost, Senior Vice President, Regents Professor of Psychology and Education, and George Kaiser Family Foundation Chair of Ethical Leadership at Oklahoma State University..

Prior to going to Oklahoma State, Sternberg was Dean of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Psychology and Education at Tufts University, and before that, IBM Professor of Psychology and Education, Professor of Management, and Director of the Center for the Psychology of Abilities, Competencies, and Expertise at Yale.

Sternberg is a Past President of the American Psychological Association, the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, the Eastern Psychological Association, and the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology. He also is past-Treasurer of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Sternberg also has been president of four divisions of the American Psychological Association.

Dr. James R. Delisle

Dr. James R. Delisle has taught gifted children and those who work on their behalf for more than 39 years. Delisle retired from Kent State University in 2008 after 25 years of service there as a distinguished professor of special education. Throughout his career, Delisle has taken time away from college teaching to return to his "classroom roots," volunteering as a 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 8th grade teacher in 1991, 1997, and 2006. Delisle has also taught gifted middle school students one day a week between 1998–2008 in the Twinsburg, Ohio, public schools. For the past six years, Delisle has worked part time with highly gifted 9th and 10th graders at the Scholars' Academy in Conway, South Carolina.

Prof. Dr. Michael F. Shaughnessy

Prof. Dr. Michael F. Shaughnessy is currently Professor of Psychology at Eastern New Mexico University. He has been involved in gifted education since receiving his doctorate from the University of Nebraska Lincoln, in 1983. He also holds master's degrees from Bank Street College of Education and the College of New Rochelle in Guidance and Counseling and School Psychology. He has some post doctoral training from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. He has presented on gifted topics in Australia, South Korea, South Africa, Slovenia, Finland, Germany, England, France, and has been a Consulting Editor for Gifted Education International. He has written, edited or co-edited about a dozen books and published several hundred articles, book reviews, research reports, interviews and commentaries.

He is Editor in Chief of SENG.

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted