Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies

Excellence in education is when we do everything that we can to make sure [students] become everything that they can. – Carol Tomlinson

The mission of the Institute is to be internationally recognized as the standard bearer of talent development and gifted education.  The Institute shares Northern Kentucky University’s three-part mission of teaching, scholarship, and public engagement by being a comprehensive and valued resource for students, teachers, and parents in the regional community; innovating educational technology best practices that support the precocious abilities of gifted and talented children; conducting rigorously applied research on topics relevant and useful to gifted and talented students, educators, and parents.  The Institute strives to develop collaborative, meaningful partnerships with businesses, community agencies, and educational institutions in support of high potential and gifted youth.

The Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies is located in the Business-Education-Psychology Center.  For information regarding the Institute, contact Dr. Kimberly Code at