Speaker

Bonnie Cramond

Bonnie Cramond
A professor and the director of the Torrance Center for Creative Studies and Talent Development in the Department of Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology at the University of Georgia.

Cramond studies children who are ... well, different. She studies the behaviors of children categorized as “strange.” What she has discovered is that “strange” children are often creative geniuses living in noncreative worlds. As an international and national speaker, she has published numerous articles and a book on creativity research, and she teaches classes on giftedness and creativity. Her work centers particularly in the identification and nurturance of creativity, especially among students considered at risk because of their different ways of thinking, such as those misdiagnosed with ADHD, emotional problems, or those who drop out.

Cramond is a member of the board of directors of the National Association for Gifted Children, a former editor of the Journal of Secondary Gifted Education, and on the review boards of several other journals.