Jennifer Jolly

Dr. Jennifer L. Jolly is an Associate Professor of Gifted Education at the University of Alabama. Before joining the University of Alabama, she held positions in gifted education at Louisiana State University and the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia) She holds a Ph.D. in educational psychology with a concentration in gifted education. A former classroom teacher in regular and gifted education, she has worked with students from a variety of backgrounds possessing a continuum of learning needs. In addition to her K–12 classroom experience, she has experience in gifted education, teacher education, and project management in higher education. Her research focuses on the history of gifted education, homeschooling gifted children, and parents of gifted children. Her research has been published in Gifted Child Quarterly, Journal of School Choice, Theory Into Practice, Australian Educational Researcher, Roeper Review, and Educational Review. She recently authored An American History of Gifted Education and co-edited (with Jane Jarvis) Exploring Gifted Education: Australian and New Zealand perspectives. She is co-editor of the Journal for the Education of the Gifted and previously served as the Association Editor for the National Association for Gifted Children. She has received NAGC’s Early Leader Award and the AERA Research on Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent SIG Michael Pyryt Collaboration Award.

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