Keynote speakers


Prof. Robert J. Sternberg - Tufts University, USA
 Robert J. Sternberg is Professor of Psychology and Director of the PACE (Psychology of Abilities, Competencies and Expertise) Center, which came to Tufts University in 2006. His work at the PACE Center is dedicated to the advancement of theory, research, practice and policy advancing the notion of intelligence as modifiable and capable of development throughout the life span. Before coming to Tufts, Sternberg was IBM Professor of Psychology and Education and Professor of Management at Yale University.
A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Sternberg's research covers a wide range of areas, including intelligence, creativity, wisdom, leadership, love and close relationships, and hate. He is the author of over 1000 books and articles, and has won roughly two dozen awards for his scholarship. His research has taken him to five different continents, where he has studied the relationship between culture and competence.
Sternberg received his Ph.D. from Stanford University and his B.A. summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, with honors with exceptional distinction in psychology, from Yale University. He also has received 5 honorary doctorates. Sternberg is a past-president of the American Psychological Association (APA), and has served on the Boards of Directors of the APA, APA Insurance Trust, American Psychological Foundation, and Eastern Psychological Association.

Kimberley L. Chandler, PhD. - The College of William and Mary, USA
 Kimberley L. Chandler is the Curriculum Director at the Center for Gifted Education at The College of William and Mary. She completed her Ph.D. in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership with an emphasis in gifted education administration at William and Mary; her dissertation study focused on curriculum policies and practices in gifted education in the United States. Her professional background includes teaching gifted students in a variety of settings, serving as an administrator of a school district gifted program, providing professional development training for teachers and administrators, and leading academic review teams for the Virginia Department of Education. She has also taught gifted education endorsement courses for The College of William and Mary, the University of Virginia, and CaseNEX, Inc. She has conducted workshops on a variety of topics for parents, teachers, and administrators in numerous states and in Korea, Chile, and Hungary.

Prof. Diane Montgomery, PhD. - Middlesex University, UK
 Diane Montgomery, PhD., is Emeritus Professor in Education at Middlesex University, London and a qualified teacher. Her doctorate is in improving teaching and learning and she is a chartered psychologist specializing in research on giftedness and learning difficulties. She has written and runs three Distance Education MA programs for Middlesex - the MA Gifted Education, MA SEN, and MA SpLD (Dyslexia), where she was formerly Dean of Faculty of Education and Performing Arts and Head of the School of Education. She runs the programs and the Learning Difficulties Research Project from her home in Essex. She has written more than 20 books and over 100 articles on a range of education topics - gifted education, able underachievers, double exceptionality, dyslexia, spelling, behavior problems, appraisal, learning difficulties, classroom observation.


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