Tarek Grantham

GranthamDr. Tarek C. Grantham is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology at the University of Georgia (UGA).  He teaches in the Educational Psychology degree program, primarily in the Diversity and Equity Strand in the Gifted and Creative Education (GCE) emphasis area.  He has developed and taught courses to address recruitment and retention of under-represented groups such as Multicultural Gifted and Talented Education, Retention of Ethnic Minorities in Advanced Programs, Gifted and Advanced Black Students in School, Creativity and Equity, and Action Research.  He has served as Program Coordinator for the GCE on-campus and online graduate programs.  Dr. Grantham’s research addresses the problem of under-representation among minority students in advanced programs.  He has guest edited a special issue for Roeper Review entitled “Under-representation Among Ethnically Diverse Students in Gifted Education,” and recently, he co-edited Gifted and Advanced Black Students in School:  An Anthology of Critical Works.  Dr. Grantham has consulted for university programs, schools, community groups, and parents on issues of under-representation and underachievement among culturally different students enrolled in advanced programs.  Dr. Grantham has served as a Board Member on the Education Commission and on the Diversity and Equity Committee for the National Association for Gifted Children.  He serves on the Council for Exceptional Children, Talented and Gifted Division as co-chair of the Parent, Community, and Diversity Committee.  Dr. Grantham has been awarded the Mary M. Frasier Excellence and Equity Award by the Georgia Association for Gifted Children for outstanding achievement in practices that promote equitable identification procedures and/or provision of high-quality services to gifted students from under-represented groups.


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