Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Below you will find a compilation of graduate theses and dissertations related to gifted education and talent development. To include your thesis/dissertation or the work of one of your recent students, please email the citation to Citations should be formatted as

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of dissertation/thesis (Doctoral Dissertation [OR] Master’s Thesis [OR] Specialist Project). Academic Institution, City, State, Country. URL

The following list is arranged chronologically by year and alphabetically by name.

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Hock, M. L. (2022). Teaching gifted learners: Mapping opportunities in pre-service training (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States.


Makikalli, A. (2022). Gifted female voices: Perceptions of differentiation in secondary and higher education (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA. 



  • Arnstein, K. B. (2020). How parents, teachers, psychologists, and educational environments influence developmental transitions of preadolescent twice-exceptional students. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Denver, Denver, CO, USA.
  • Clark, T. T. (2020). College choice decisions: An analysis of university honors students (Doctoral Dissertation). Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, USA.
  • Heming, A. L. (2020). Research into practice: Exploring teacher practices with young gifted learners (Specialist Project). Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, USA.
  • Rouaud, E. (2020). Élèves doués et expérience scolaire : le point de vue d’élèves doués, en 2e cycle du secondaire, scolarisés en classe de douance (Master’s Thesis). Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC, CANADA.


Zat, U. (2019). Educating The Parents of Gifted Children: A Needs
Analysis (Doctoral Dissertation). Bosphorus University, İstanbul,





Chu, Y.H. (2014). Common Core State Standards: Beware The Trojan Horse (Doctoral Dissertation). University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, USA.


Ballam, N. (2013). ‘Defying the odds’: Gifted and talented young people from low socioeconomic backgrounds (Doctoral Thesis). University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.


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