Dr. Johnsen honored by Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented

Dec. 5, 2013

TAGT has selected Susan Johnsen, PhD, Director of Gifted Programs at Baylor University, as the 2013 TAGT State Advocate for the Gifted for her outstanding efforts in advocacy for gifted education.

Susan Johnsen, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where she directs the PhD program and programs related to gifted and talented education. She is editor of Gifted Child Today and coauthor of Identifying Gifted Students: A Practical Guide, the Independent Study Program, RTI for Gifted Students, Using the National Gifted Education Standards for University Teacher Preparation Programs, Using the National Gifted Education Standards for PreK-12 Professional Development and more than 200 articles, monographs, technical reports, and other books related to gifted education. She has written three tests used in identifying gifted students: Test of Mathematical Abilities for Gifted Students (TOMAGS), Test of Nonverbal Intelligence (TONI-4), and Screening Assessment Gifted Students (SAGES-2).

Additionally, Johnsen serves on the Board of Examiners of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and is a reviewer and auditor of programs in gifted education. She is the past president of The Association for the Gifted (TAG), the Council for Exceptional Children and the Texas Association for Gifted and Talented (TAGT). She has received awards for her work in the field of education, including NAGC's President's Award, TAG's Leadership Award, TAGT's President's Award, and Baylor University's Investigator Award, Teaching Award, and Contributions to the Academic Community.

She may be reached at Department of Educational Psychology, Baylor University, One Bear Place #97301, Waco, TX 76798, USA or Susan_Johnsen@baylor.edu.