Invitation to Learn About Gifted Education

What is Gifted Education and Why Do We Need It?

Professor Tracy Cross

Thursday 13th December at 7pm

DCU School of Nursing

CTYI are delighted to invite parents and teachers to a one hour talk by Professor Tracy Cross of the College of William and Mary, entitled “What is Gifted Education and why do we need it?” This will take place on Thursday December 13th at 7pm in the DCU School of Nursing Building and will be followed by a wine reception.

Tracy is a renowned international expert in gifted education and serves on the CTYI Advisory Board. He has just been appointed an adjunct professor in DCU and it is a great honour  to have him speak at this event. It is a good opportunity to meet other parents and teachers and network accordingly.

Speaker bio

Tracy Cross, Ph.D. is the Jody and Layton Smith Professor of Psychology and Gifted Education and the Executive Director of the William and Mary Center for Gifted Education. Previously he served as the George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Gifted Studies in Teachers College at Ball State University and as the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, Research, and Assessment. He is the editor of the Journal for the Education of the Gifted and president elect of the NAGC. For nine years he served as the Executive Director of the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics and Humanities, a residential high school for gifted adolescents.

He has published four books, well over 100 articles and book chapters and received the distinguished service award from the National Association for Gifted Children and the Council for Exceptional Children division, The Association for the Gifted.

If you can attend this event can you let CTYI know by email at so they can make the necessary arrangements for catering purposes.  Please put Prof Cross Lecture in the subject line.