E. Jean Gubbins

E. Jean Gubbins, Ph.D. serves as a co-principal investigator. She is a Professor-in- Residence in gifted education at UConn, Associate Director and Co-Principal Investigator of the NCRGE, and Director and Principal Investigator of a Javits Project: Thinking Like Mathematicians: Challenging All Grade 3 Students. Dr. Gubbins has expertise in professional development and extensive experience in curriculum modifications and program. Through grant funding from the USDE for The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT: 1990-2013), Dr. Gubbins implemented research studies focusing on the curricular strategies and practices in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) high schools, reading and math education in elementary schools, professional development, and gifted education pedagogy for all students. Dr. Gubbins has conducted over 50 program evaluations for school districts around the country. Her research, evaluation, and teaching interests stem from prior experiences as a classroom teacher, gifted specialist, evaluation consultant, and professional developer. She teaches graduate courses in gifted education and talent development related to identification, programming, curriculum development, and program evaluation.