Del Siegle, Ph.D.
Del Siegle is a professor in, and head of, the Educational Psychology Department in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. He is among a small group of university professors who has been honored as a teaching fellow. This is the highest honor the University can award for outstanding teaching. He has also received the Neag School of Education’s Outstanding Alumni Young Investigator Award for his research in gifted education. He teaches graduate courses in educational research, creativity, the social and emotional needs of gifted students, and the Schoolwide Enrichment Model.
Prior to earning his PhD, Dr. Siegle worked as a gifted and talented coordinator in Montana. In that role, he developed and coordinated a gifted and talented program for academically talented students. While in Montana, he served on the board of directors of the state gifted and talented organization and also served as president of that organization (Montana Association of Gifted and Talented Education). A student scholarship honoring him is awarded each year to a deserving student.
Dr. Siegle recently received the Outstanding Service Award from the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC). NAGC is the largest organization in the United States, and in the world, dedicated to promoting the needs of gifted and talented children. In addition to having served as its president, Dr. Siegle has served as secretary and a member of the board of directors. Dr. Siegle is also a past member of the board of directors of The Association for the Gifted (CEC-TAG). He is chair elect of the AERA Research on Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent SIG. These are the three top organizations in the United States dedicated to gifted and talented education.
Dr. Siegle is the new co-editor of Gifted Child Quarterly. GCQ is considered by many to be the top research journal if the world in gifted education. He was a founding co-editor of the Journal of Advanced Academics. Del also authors a technology column for Gifted Child Today, the most widely distributed publication in gifted and talented education. He recently joined Dr. Gary Davis and Dr. Sylvia Rimm as a co-author of the sixth edition of the popular textbook, Education of the Gifted and Talented. This textbook is the most widely used textbook in the field of gifted education.
Dr. Siegle has made over 500 state, national, and international presentations on gifted and talented education. He has also published over 100 articles, book chapters, and books on the topic. Dr. Siegle’s research interests include the motivation and underachievement of gifted students, teacher bias in the identification of students for gifted programs, and using technology to differentiate instruction.
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