Keynote: Jonathan Plucker

Dr. Jonathan Plucker

Jonathan photo by Kip MayProfessor Jonathan Plucker is the Julian C. Stanley Endowed Professor of Talent Development at Johns Hopkins University, where he works in the School of Education and Center for Talented Youth. His research examines creativity, education policy, and talent development, with over 200 publications to his credit. Recent work includes a research collaboration with the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and studies of creative and affective assessment. His books include Critical Issues and Practices in Gifted Education with Carolyn Callahan, Intelligence 101 with Amber Esping, and Essentials of Creativity Assessment with James Kaufman and John Baer. Prof. Plucker has worked on projects involving educators, schools, and students in all 50 states and several other countries. He is a recipient of the Arnheim Award for Outstanding Achievement in Creativity Research from the American Psychological Association, the Torrance Award for Creativity Research from the National Association for Gifted Children, and the NAGC Distinguished Scholar Award.

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