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Jonathan Plucker

  • Julian C. Stanley Professor of Talent Development, School of Education


  • Center for Talented Youth

Plucker is an educational psychologist whose research examines education policy and talent development. His work defining and studying excellence gaps is part of a larger effort to reorient the thinking of policymakers and educators toward promoting achievement for all children. He has long studied creativity and innovation, especially how to help students develop lifelong creative skills. His recent books include "Excellence Gaps in Education," "Critical Issues and Practices in Gifted Education," and "Creativity and Innovation."

Jonathan Plucker is the inaugural Julian C. Stanley Professor of Talent Development at Johns Hopkins University, and holds a joint appointment at the Center for Talented Youth and School of Education.

His work has been supported by over $40 million in external grants and contracts. He has published over 300 articles, chapters, and reports. He recently became editor for the Psychological Perspectives on Contemporary Educational Issues series at IAP.

Plucker enjoys collaborating with colleagues around the world, and frequently works in China, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom, and also collaborates with colleagues in South Korea, Taiwan, Russia, Hungary, Australia, and New Zealand.

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