Nicholas Colangelo is the Dean of the College of Education at the University of Iowa. He is author of numerous articles on counseling gifted students and the affective development of gifted and acceleration. He has edited three editions of Handbook of Gifted Education, (with Gary Davis). He has co-authored “A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America’s Brightest Students” (with Susan Assouline and Miraca Gross). He has served on the editorial boards of major journals including Counseling and Development, Gifted Child Quarterly, Journal of Creative Behavior, Journal for the Education of the Gifted, and Roeper Review. He has presented a number of research papers at national and international conferences and has been a keynote speaker on numerous occasions. In 1991, he was presented with the Distinguished Scholar Award by the National Association for Gifted Children; in 1995, he received the Alumni Achievement Award presented by the School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2000, he received the State of Iowa Regents Award for Faculty Excellence and in 2002 received the President’s Award from the National Association for Gifted Children. Dr. Colangelo received the Michael J. Brody Award for Faculty Excellence in Service from The University of Iowa in 2008. He received the Hancher-Finkbine Medallion for Faculty from The University of Iowa in 2012 and the Ann Isaacs Founder’s Memorial Award, presented by the National Association for Gifted Children (2012). In 2013, he received the International Award for Research presented by the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children.