Gary A. Davis, Ph.D.
- Gifted Children, Gifted Education (ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Silver Award Winner)
Gary Davis’ psychology expertise spans more than four decades. He earned his Ph.D. in the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and served with the school’s Department of Educational Psychology from 1965 until his retirement in 1994.
Dr. Davis has presented internationally at several psychology and educational psychology conferences. In 1990, he was invited to organize and chair a session on creative problem solving for the International Congress of Psychology meeting in Leipzig, East Germany. In both 1996 and 2000, he was invited to present at the Arabian Gulf University in Bahrain.
Dr. Davis is the author of numerous books and articles about creativity, gifted education, and problem solving. His books include Gifted Children, Gifted Education, Psychology of Problem Solving, Educational Psychology, Creativity Is Forever, Training Creative Thinking, with J. Scott, Teaching Values, Values Are Forever, Education of the Gifted and Talented, with Sylvia Rimm, and the Handbook of Gifted Education, with Nicholas Colangelo, Ph.D. He also created the college-level How Do You Think? test and the secondary school Group Inventory for Finding Interests with Sylvia Rimm, Ph.D. In 1999, he won the E. Paul Torrance Award from the Creativity Division of the National Association for Gifted Children.