ABOUT THE GIFTED EDUCATION REVIEW
Welcome to The Gifted Education Review. The purpose of The Gifted Education Review is to “bridge the gap between researchers and practitioners.” We select the most useful research for practitioners in the field of Gifted and Talented education and present it in an easily-digestible manner that summarizes the findings and addresses the practical implications in the classroom. In addition, we include articles with practical advice by practitioners on the frontline of Gifted and Talented education.
Laila Y. Sanguras, Ph.D., is a lecturer in the department of Curriculum and Instruction at Baylor University. Dr. Sanguras earned her B.S. in education from Western Oregon University, followed by her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Portland State University and her Ph.D. in educational research from the University of North Texas.
Dr. Sanguras’ areas of teaching include educational evaluation and research methods. She is a member of the American Educational Research Association, the National Association for Gifted Children, and the Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted organization.
Dr. Sanguras’ primary scholarly interest is on the development of psychosocial skills, particularly grit and coping, and how teachers and parents can support their children to succeed academically and personally. She works closely with school districts and parent organizations to bring research to practice. Dr. Sanguras also presents at numerous professional conferences and enjoys mentoring students on their personal research projects.
James Bishop, Ph.D. LPC NCC is a licensed professional counselor, educational psychologist, and researcher. Dr. Bishop received his doctorate in Educational Psychology at the University of North Texas with a concentration in Gifted and Talented Education. His research interests focus on the social and emotional needs of those with gifts and talents.
Dr. Bishop holds master’s degrees in Professional Development and Professional Counseling and maintains a private practice at Blank Slate Therapy in Frisco, Texas, where he specializes in working with gifted children and adults.