Nicholas Colangelo is the Dean Emeritus of the College of Education at the University of Iowa and Director Emeritus of The Connie Belin & Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development. He has authored numerous articles on gifted, co-edited three editions of Handbook of Gifted Education, and co-authored “A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America’s Brightest Students” (2004) and “A Nation Empowered: Evidence Trumps the Excuses Holding Back America’s Brightest Students” (2015).
Dr. Colangelo has served on the editorial boards of major journals including Counseling and Development, Gifted Child Quarterly, Journal of Creative Behavior, Journal for the Education of the Gifted, and Roeper Review. As well, he has presented a number of research papers and keynotes at national and international conferences. He currently serves on several Advisory Boards for Colleges of Education, and Centers for Gifted/Honors.
In 1991, he was presented with the Distinguished Scholar Award by the National Association for Gifted Children; in 1995, the Alumni Achievement Award presented by the School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison; in 2000, the State of Iowa Regents Award for Faculty Excellence; in 2002, received the President’s Award from the National Association for Gifted Children; in 2008, the Michael J. Brody Award for Faculty Excellence in Service from The University of Iowa; in 2012, the Hancher-Finkbine Medallion for Faculty from The University of Iowa, and the Ann Isaacs Founder’s Memorial Award presented by the National Association for Gifted Children; in 2013, received the International Award for Research presented by the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children; and 2018, the Distinguished Alumni Award for Faculty from The University of Iowa.