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Robert A. Schultz

Robert Schultz, Ph.D., Gifted EducationDepartment Chair and Professor
Department of Early Childhood, Higher Education and Special Education

Phone:  419.530.2469
Fax:      419.530.2466

Robert Arthur Schultz, Ph.D. is Professor of Gifted Education and Curriculum Studies at the University of Toledo. He is the past chair of the Conceptual Foundations Network of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and serves as a Young Scholars Specialist for the Davidson Institute. Dr. Schultz serves as a Board Member for the Roeper Institute as well as a Contributing Editor to Roeper Review, Gifted Child Today and the Journal of Educational Research. Bob co-authored (with Jim Delisle), If I'm So Smart, Why Aren't the Answers Easy?; Smart Talk; and, More Than A Test Score and is working on three additional books on giftedness and curriculum for gifted learners (and their teachers).

Dr. Schultz's areas of expertise in Gifted Education include: curriculum development, implementation and assessment/evaluation; social and emotional needs; teacher development and training; parenting; the highly/profoundly gifted; and adolescence (since he hasn't ever outgrown this life stage!). Bob has well over 100 publications in these areas. He presents and consults on issues of Giftedness and Gifted Education nationally; and, is a sought after speaker for teacher in-service and parent group meetings.

Previous Positions

The University of Toledo July 2009-present
Full Professor, Gifted Education and Curriculum Studies, Toledo, Ohio.

The University of Toledo June 2003-June 2009
Associate Professor, Gifted Education and Curriculum Studies, Toledo, Ohio.

The University of Toledo 2001- June 2003
Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction, Toledo, Ohio.

Texas Tech University 1998 - 2001
Assistant Professor, Division of Curriculum and Instruction, Lubbock, Texas.

Education Background

Kent State University Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, August 1999
Specialization: Gifted Education, Science Education and Curriculum Theory 
Dissertation Title: "Deciphering Gifted Underachiever Performance in the Secondary Science Classroom: Illuminating Learner Realities"    

M.A. in Gifted Education 1999

The University of Akron M.A. in Education 1990-1993 Specialization: Curriculum and Science Education
Chemistry Certification, State of Ohio 1990
B.S. Biological Sciences—Cytology 1980-1989
B.A. Secondary Education 1980-1989

Awards, Honors, Associations

The American Council on Education (ACE) Fellowship Finalist, 2019 

The American Council on Education (ACE) Fellowship Finalist, 2015

Who's Who in America, 2007 

National Association for Gifted Children Doctoral Student Award, 1997

Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 1996

Phi Delta Kappa Secondary Educator of the Year Award, 1995

College of Education Scholarship Award, Kent State University, 1996

College of Education Service Award, Kent State University, 1996

Curriculum Vitae

Last Updated: 1/31/19