Susan K. Johnsen

Department of Educational Psychology, School of Education, Baylor University

Susan K. Johnsen, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at Baylor University in Waco, TX, where she directs programs related to gifted and talented education. She has expertise in the following areas: identification, assessment, program evaluation, standards in gifted education, and differentiation of the common core. She is editor of Gifted Child Today and coauthor of Identifying Gifted Students: A Practical Guide, the Independent Study Program, RTI for Gifted Students, Using the National Gifted Education Standards for University Teacher Preparation Programs, Using the National Gifted Education Standards for PreK-12 Professional Development and more than 200 articles, monographs, technical reports, and other books related to gifted education. She has written three tests used in identifying gifted students: Test of Mathematical Abilities for Gifted Students (TOMAGS), Test of Nonverbal Intelligence (TONI-4) and Screening Assessment Gifted Students (SAGES-2). 

Speaker Topics: 

  • Identification of gifted and advanced students
  • Assessment
  • Independent study/research for gifted students
  • Teacher preparation standards
  • Differentiation of the common core