Michael Matthews

At-Large Member, NAGC Board of Directors
University of North Carolina-Charlotte

Dr. Michael S. Matthews is associate professor and Director of the Academically & Intellectually Gifted graduate programs at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is co-editor of the Journal of Advanced Academics, and an at-large member of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Children. Dr. Matthews also is Chair-Elect of the Special Interest Group—Research on Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent of the American Educational Research Association. His professional interests in advanced academics and gifted education include research methods; policy; science learning; motivation and underachievement; parenting; gifted leadership and creativity; and issues in the education of gifted and academically advanced learners from diverse backgrounds, specifically those who are English language learners. Dr. Matthews is the author or editor of five books, over 30 peer reviewed journal articles, and numerous book chapters in gifted education. He presents regularly at state, national, and international conferences in education. His work has been recognized with the Early Scholar Award (2010) from the National Association for Gifted Children, and the Michael Pyryt Collaboration Award from the AERA SIG—Research on Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent (2012).

Speaker Topics

  • Gifted Identification and Advanced Academics
  • Gifted Achievement, Underachievement, and Dropping Out
  • Strategies for Engaging Gifted Children in Science Learning