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Susan Corwith

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Dr. Susan Corwith is the director of the Center for Talent Development (CTD) at Northwestern University and an assistant professor in the School of Education and Social Policy. Dr. Corwith’s expertise is in the fields of gifted education and talent development, with an emphasis on the design, development, and evaluation of academic enrichment and acceleration programs. She has written extensively about high-quality, inclusive programs and services that foster talent development and authored numerous articles and chapters on gifted programming standards, academic acceleration, and assessment and identification. Dr. Corwith is active in state and national advocacy organizations, including the National Association for Gifted Children, where she served as the chair of the professional standards committee for the revision of the 2019 programming standards, and the Illinois Association for Gifted Children, where she currently serves as president. In addition to her research and work with schools on program design and evaluation, Dr. Corwith regularly offers professional learning workshops and has taught courses on program design and talent development in Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in educational leadership and policy analysis with an emphasis on high-quality programs and curriculum for advanced learners.

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