About CGEP

The mission of the Center for Gifted Education Policy, which is housed in APA's Education Directorate, is to generate public awareness, advocacy, clinical applications, and cutting-edge research ideas that will enhance achievement and performance of children and adolescents with special gifts and talents in all domains, including the academic disciplines, performing arts, sports and professions. We hope to provide APA members and the general public with information pertaining to schooling, parenting and the development of careers.


Rena F. Subotnik, PhD

Rena began her position as director of the Center for Psychology in the Schools and Education at APA in January 2002. From 1986 through 2001, she Subotnik was professor at Hunter College, where she coordinated the secondary education program and served as research and curriculum liaison to the Hunter College laboratory schools for gifted children (grades PK-12). From 1977-1984 she was a gifted education specialist in the Seattle Public Schools.

She is co-editor of "Developing Giftedness and Talent Across the Life Span," "Methodologies for Studying Research on Giftedness," "Optimizing Student Success with the Other Three R’s: Reasoning, Resilience and Responsibility," "The Scientific Basis of Educational Productivity," "The International Handbook of Research on Giftedness and Talent (2nd Edition)," "Remarkable Women: Perspectives on Female Talent Development" and "Beyond Terman: Contemporary Longitudinal Studies of Giftedness and Talent." She is the first author of "Genius Revisited: High IQ Children Grown Up."

Dr. Subotnik was the 2002 recipient of the National Association for Gifted Children NAGC Distinguished Scholar award and is a 2009 American Educational Research Association fellow.