Psychology in Schools and Education
American Psychological Association
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Washington, DC 20002-4242
Phone: (202) 336-5923
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Rena F. Subotnik, PhD
Rena began her position as director of the Center for Psychology in the Schools and Education at APA in January 2002. Before she came to APA, she was a professor of education at Hunter College, where she coordinated the secondary education program and served as research and curriculum liaison to the Hunter College laboratory schools (grades PK-12). In 1997-1998, Subotnik was an APA congressional fellow in child policy with then U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Her fellowship assignment involved drafting and promoting legislation related to teacher quality, which led to passage of Title II of the Higher Education Act in 1998. Since the fellowship, Subotnik has been actively involved in the community of scholars and practitioners concerned about federal policy related to teacher education.
Subotnik has been awarded grants from the McDonnell Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Education Sciences, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, the American Psychological Foundation, U.S. Department of Education Javits program and the Spencer Foundation.
She is co-author of "Rethinking Giftedness and Gifted Education: A Proposed Direction Forward Based on Psychological Science" (PDF, 648KB), and "Malleable Minds: Translating Insights from Psychology and Neuroscience to Gifted Education" (National Research Center for Giftedness and Talent, written with Ann Robinson, Carolyn Callahan, and Patricia Johnson). She is also author of "Genius Revisited: High IQ Children Grown Up" (1993, written with Lee Kassan, Alan Wasser, and Ellen Summers) and "A Guide to Incorporating Multiple Methods in Randomized Controlled Trials to Assess Intervention Effects" (PDF, 519KB).
Additional edited books include "Methodologies for Conducting Research on Giftedness," "Developing Giftedness and Talent Across the Life Span" (2009, written with Frances Horowitz and Dona Matthews), "Optimizing Student Success with the Other Three R's" (2006, written with Robert Sternberg), "The Scientific Basis of Educational Productivity" (2005, with Robert Sternberg), "The International Handbook of Research on Giftedness and Talent" (2nd Edition, 2000, written with Kurt Heller, Franz Monks and Robert Sternberg), "Remarkable Women: Perspectives on Female Talent Development" (1997, written with Karen Arnold and Kathleen Noble), and "Beyond Terman: Contemporary Longitudinal Studies of Giftedness and Talent" (1994, written with Karen Arnold).
Subotnik is a 2009 fellow of the American Educational Research Association.
Geesoo Maie Lee
Phone: (202) 336-5977
Maie is the program officer for the Center for Psychology in Schools and Education (CPSE). Maie interned with CPSE as a psychology undergraduate student. During her internship, she compiled a database of national competitions in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics aimed at K-12 students at the request of the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House (OSTP). She also collaborated in other activities within CPSE and the Center for Gifted Education Policy (CGEP). Currently, she helps manage projects involving the Coalition for Psychology in Schools and Education, several task forces involved with the application of psychology to teaching and learning, as well as a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant examining the impact of specialized science high schools.
Prior to her return to APA, Maie was a research assistant in a social psychology lab at the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She holds a BA in psychology from American University, Washington, D.C.