Nicholas Colangelo, Ph.D.
Nicholas Colangelo, Ph.D., is the Myron & Jacqueline Blank Professor of Gifted Education at the University of Iowa. He is also Director of the Connie Belin & Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development.
Dr. Colangelo is the author of numerous articles on counseling gifted students and the affective development of the gifted. He has edited two texts: New Voices in Counseling the Gifted, with Ronald Zaffrann, and Handbook of Gifted Education, editions I, II, and III, with Gary Davis. A co-author of the Iowa Acceleration Scale, he also co-authored A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America’s Brightest Students, with Susan Assouline and Miraca Gross, also known as The Templeton Report. He has served on the editorial boards of major journals, including Counseling and Development, Gifted Child Quarterly, Journal of Creative Behavior, Journal for the Education of the Gifted, and Roeper Review. He has presented a number of research papers at national and international conferences and has been a keynote speaker on numerous occasions.
In 1991, the National Association for Gifted Children presented Dr. Colangelo with the Distinguished Scholar Award for Gifted Children. In 1995, he received the Alumni Achievement Award presented by the School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2000, he was elected to the Iowa Academy of Education and received the State of Iowa Regents Award for Faculty Excellence. In 2002, he received the President’s Award from the National Association for Gifted Children. In 2004, he was appointed by Governor Tom Vilsack (Iowa) to the Iowa Learns Council. Dr. Colangelo was elected President of the Iowa Academy of Education for 2004-2005.