E. Jean Gubbins

Professor


Titles:

Professor

Academic Degrees:

Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut
M.S., Reading, Central Connecticut State College
B.S., Elementary Education, University of Hartford

Areas of Expertise:

Gifted & Talented

Assessment

Evaluation

Enrichment

Professional Development

Biography:

E. Jean Gubbins is a former classroom teacher and teacher of the gifted. In addition to her teaching experiences with elementary and secondary students, she has been an instructor at the college level, a consultant on gifted and talented education throughout the country, and an evaluator for the state department. Presently, Jean is Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut and Associate Director of the National Center for Research on Gifted Education.

Funded Research:

National Center for Research on Gifted Education

The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, STEM High Schools

The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, Program Evaluation

The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, Mathematics

The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, Professional Development

The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, Enrichment Triad Model

The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, Schoolwide Enrichment Model-Reading

Selected Publications/Presentations:

Gubbins, E. J. (2016, March/April). Factor 5: Talent development—A way to promote engagement among 2e students. 2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter, 75, 16-19.

Siegle, D., Gubbins E. J., O’Rourke, P., Langley, S. D., Mun, R. U., Luria, S. R., . . . Plucker, J. A. (2016). Barriers to underserved students’ participation in gifted programs and possible solutions. Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 39, 103-131.

Foreman, J. L., & Gubbins, E. J. (2015). Teachers see what ability scores cannot: Predicting student performance with challenging mathematics. Journal of Advanced Academics,26, 5-23. doi: 10.1177/932202X1452279

Gubbins, E. J., Callahan, C. M., & Renzulli, J. S. (2014). Contributions to the impact of the Javits Act by The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented. Journal of Advanced Academics. doi: 10.1177/19322002X1459355

Renzulli, J. S., Callahan, C. M., & Gubbins, E. J. (2014). Laying the base for the future: One cornerstone of the Javits Act. Journal of Advanced Academics. doi: 10.1177/1932202X14542686

McCoach, D. B., Gubbins, E. J., Foreman, J., Rubenstein, L. D., & Rambo-Hernandez, K. E. (2014). Evaluating the efficacy of using pre differentiated and enriched mathematics curricula for grade 3 students: A multisite cluster-randomized trial. Gifted Child Quarterly, 58, 272-286.

Gubbins, E. J. (2014). Enrichment. In J. A. Plucker & C. M. Callahan (Eds.), Critical issues in gifted education (2nd ed., pp. 221-234). Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.

Gubbins, E. J. (2014). Professional development for novice and experienced teachers. In J. A. Plucker & C. M. Callahan (Eds.). Critical issues in gifted education (2nd ed., pp. 503-515). Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.

Gubbins, E. J., Callahan, C. M., & Renzulli, J. S. (2014). Contributions to the impact of the Javits Act by The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented. Journal of Advanced Academics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/19322002X1459355

Bruce-Davis, M. N., Gubbins, E. J., Gilson, C. M., Villanueva, M., Foreman, J., & Rubenstein, L. D. (2014). STEM high school administrators,’ teachers’, and students’ perceptions of curricular and instructional strategies and practices. Journal of Advanced Academics, 25, 272-306.

Foreman, J., Gubbins, E. J., Bruce-Davis, M. N., Gilson, C. M., Villanueva, M., Callahan, C. M., & Toefl-Grehl, C. (2014). National Survey of STEM High Schools’ Curricular and Instructional Strategies and Practices. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Foreman, J. L., & Gubbins, E. J. (in press). Teachers see what ability scores cannot: Predicting student performance with challenging mathematics. Journal of Advanced Academics.

Gubbins, E. J. (2013). Professional development for novice and experienced teachers. In J. A. Plucker & C. M. Callahan, (Eds.). Critical issues in gifted education (2nd ed., pp. 503-515). Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.

Gubbins, E. J. (2013). Enrichment. In J. A. Plucker & C. M. Callahan, (Eds.), Critical issues in gifted education (2nd ed., pp. 221-234). Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.

Gubbins, E. J. (2013). Cognitive and affective outcomes of pull-out programs: Knowns and unknowns. In C. M. Callahan & H. H. Davis (Eds.), Fundamentals of gifted education: Considering multiple perspectives (pp. 176-187). New York, NY: Routledge.

Subotnik, R. F., Robinson, A., Callahan, C. M., & Gubbins, E. J. (Eds.). (2012). Malleable minds: Translating insights from psychology and neuroscience to gifted education. Storrs: University of Connecticut, The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented.

Cole, S., Rubenstein, L. D., Massicotte, C., Bruce-Davis, M., Villanueva, M., Gubbins, E. J., & McAnallen, R. (2013). If aliens taught algebra multiplication and division would be out of this world! (Teacher’s Manual). Storrs: university of Connecticut, The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented.

Gubbins, E. J., McCoach, D. B., Foreman, J., Massicotte, C., Bruce-Davis, M., Rubenstein, L. D., . . . & Waterman, C. (2013). What works in gifted education mathematics study: Impact of pre-differentiated and enriched curricula on general education teachers and their students. Storrs: University of Connecticut, The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented.

Gubbins, E. J., Villanueva, M., Gilson, C. M., Foreman, J. L., Bruce-Davis, M. N., Vahidi, S., . . . Tofel-Grehl, C. (2013). Status of STEM high schools and implications for practice [iBooks version]. Retrieved from https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/status-stem-high-schools-implications/id736858982?mt=11

Honors/Awards:

Jeannette Parker Advocacy Award for the University of Louisiana, Lafayette 2005

National Association for Gifted Children – Service Award 1998

Falk Foundation for Excellence – Connecticut Foundation Award for Excellence in Education

Council for Exceptional Children Award to The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented 1994

12th World Council on the Education of Gifted and Talented Children Award 1997

Associations/Committees/Outreach:

National Association for Gifted Children (1978-Present)

American Educational Research Association (1990-2003, 2011-Present)

World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (2001-2007)

Department of Educational Psychology, Program Coordinator (2000-2013)

Department of Educational Psychology, Chair, Gifted Program Admissions Committee (2000-2013)

University of Connecticut, Neag Assessment Committee (2010-Present)

Contact Information
Emailejean.gubbins@uconn.edu
Phone860 486 4041
Mailing AddressUnit 3007
Office LocationTasker 34