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University of Connecticut Neag School of Education Department of Educational Leadership


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Jonathan Plucker

  • Professor

  • Educational Background:
    • The University of Connecticut, B.S. with honors in Secondary Chemistry Education
    • The University of Connecticut, M.A. in Educational Psychology: Special Education
    • University of Virginia, Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with emphasis in statistics and research methodology
  • Selected Publications/Presentations:
    • Plucker, J. (2013). Students from rural environments. In C. M. Callahan & H. L. Hertberg-Davis (Eds.), Fundamentals of gifted education: Considering multiple perspectives (pp. 424-434). New York: Routledge.
    • Rutkowski, D., Rutkowski, L., & Plucker, J. (2012). Trends in education excellence gaps: A 12-year international perspective via the multilevel model for change. High Ability Studies, 23, 143-166. DOI: 10.1080/13598139.2012.735414.
    • Makel, M. C., Plucker, J., & Hegarty, C. B. (2012). Replications in psychology research: How often do they really occur? Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7, 537-542. DOI: 10.1177/1745691612460688.
    • Plucker, J. (2012). Positively influencing gifted education policy [Comment]. Gifted Child Quarterly, 56, 221-223. DOI: 10.1177/0016986212456071.
    • Rutkowski, L., Rutkowski, D., & Plucker, J. (2012). International determinants of private school attendance. Educational Research and Evaluation, 18, 375-391. DOI: 10.1080/13803611.2012.686239
    • Shi, B., Qian, M., Lu, Y., Plucker, J., & Lin, C. (2012). The relationship between migration and Chinese children’s creative thinking. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 6, 106-111.
    • Kaufman, J. C., Plucker, J., & Russell, C. M. (2012). Identifying and assessing creativity as a component of giftedness. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 30, 60. DOI: 10.1177/0734282911428196
    • Hartley, K. A., & Plucker, J. (2012). Intellectual styles and creativity. In Zhang, L. F., Sternberg, R. J., & Rayner, S. (Eds.), Handbook of intellectual styles: Preferences in cognition, learning, and thinking (pp. 193 – 208). New York: Springer Publishing Company.
  • Funded Research:
    • Education Policy
    • Talent Development
    • Educational Psychology