Carolyn Callahan

Carolyn M. Callahan

  • Commonwealth Professor of Education Emeritus


Among the roles held by Carolyn Callahan during her tenure at the University were chair of the Department of Educational Leadership, Foundations, and Policy, director of the Summer/Saturday Enrichment Program, and principal investigator (PI) of the National Research Center on the Gifted and numerous federal grants with the goal of identifying historically under-represented gifted students. She was named Outstanding Professor in the school, was recognized as Outstanding Professor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and was designated as a Distinguished Scholar of the National Association for Gifted Children. She served as president of the National Association for Gifted Children and the Association for the Gifted, and as editor of Gifted Child Quarterly. Callahan has published over 150 articles and 50 book chapters. She is the co-editor of Fundamentals of Gifted Education: Considering Multiple Perspectives (2nded.) and Critical Issues in Gifted Education (3rded.).



Ph.D., University of Connecticut
M.Ed., University of Connecticut
B.A., University of Connecticut