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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Van Gerven, E. (2021). Raising the bar. The competencies of specialists in gifted education (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Hasselt, Hasselt, Belgium.


  • 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.


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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