Susan Baum, Ph.D.
(Director of The 2e Center for Research and Professional Development)
Professor Emeritus from The College of New Rochelle, Dr. Baum was a professor at the Graduate School of the College of New Rochelle from 1986-2006 where she taught graduate courses in elementary education and the education of gifted and talented students. She received a BS degree in elementary and special education from Syracuse University and a M. A. Degree in learning disabilities from Montclair State College. She earned her doctorate at the University of Connecticut in educational psychology with a concentration in the education of gifted and talented students. Dr. Baum has over 30 years experience in public schools as a classroom teacher, special education teacher, teacher of the gifted, learning disabilities specialist, and educational consultant.
In 2010, Dr. Baum received the Weinfield Group's Lifetime Achievement Award for her groundbreaking work in Twice Exceptional Education. She has also received the 2011 Connecticut Association of the Gifted Award, for her service in promoting the needs to of twice- exceptional students, and the 2008 Association of Education of Gifted Underachieving Students Professional Advocacy Award. Dr. Baum’s professional activities include consulting both nationally and internationally, and writing and researching in many areas of education (including, differentiated curriculum and instruction, emotional needs of children, gifted education, gifted learning disabled students, primary-aged gifted youngsters, gifted underachieving students, and economically disadvantaged students). Recently her writing and research has focused on the importance talent development for all students. Her books include: Creativity 1,2,3; Chi Square, Pie Charts and Me; and To be Gifted and Learning Disabled: Strategies for Helping Gifted Students with LD, ADHD, and More. She is the co-editor and author of several chapters in Nurturing the Gifts and Talents of Primary Grade Students and is the co-author of Toolkit for Teens: A Guide for Helping Adolescents Manage Stress. Dr. Baum is also one of three authors of Multiple Intelligences in the Elementary Classroom: A Teacher’s Toolkit in collaboration with Howard Gardner.
Dr, Baum is currently Co-Director of the Joint Commission on 2e Education and spokesperson for the Special Interest Group on 2e Education for the National Association for Gifted Students. She serves on the advisory board of The 2e Newsletter, and Smart Kids with LD ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼1 newsletter. Dr. Baum served on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Students and was Secretary for the organization. In addition, Dr. Baum is a Past President and Founder of the Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students (AEGUS).
Executive Board Member