Razel Solow, Ph.D.
Dr. Razel Solow, now a gifted education consultant to schools, groups, and individuals, most recently served as Director, Center for Gifted Studies and Education, at Hunter College in New York City. Previously, she was Director of Research, Program for the Exceptionally Gifted (PEG), at Mary Baldwin College. Dr. Solow’s primary interest is parenting gifted children; she was a founding editorial board member of the NAGC magazine Parenting for High Potential and ran a parent-resource support group for 7 years. Her foci include the social, emotional and intellectual well being of gifted students with a specialization in profoundly gifted females, which is highlighted in her book College at 13: Young, Gifted, and Purposeful. She received a grant from the Malone Family Foundation to write the book College at 13. She also focuses on how to attract gifted girls to the topics of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
In 1976, Dr. Solow earned her B.A. in English, Magna Cum Laude, from Brandeis University, where she was elected valedictorian. Awarded Phi Beta Kappa in her junior year, she also received the Sachar Scholarship for her studies at the University of Sussex in England. As a Teaching Fellow at Cornell University, Dr. Solow received her M.A.T. in English in 1978. The University of Virginia Curry School of Education awarded her the Doctoral (Merit) Scholarship in 1995. That same year, she received the John C. Gowan Doctoral Student Award at the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC). Her 1995 Roeper Review research article won the President’s Award at the Eastern Educational Research Association (EERA) conference.
While completing her doctorate, Dr. Solow taught elementary school at the Peabody School for Intellectually Advanced Students in Charlottesville, Virginia. In 1999, she earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (Gifted) from the University of Virginia. After graduate school, Dr. Solow was Division Coordinator of Gifted and Talented Education in Greene County, Virginia, from 1999 to 2001. Many years earlier, she taught English at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, New York.