Sally M. Reis

Vice Provost


Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor
University Teaching Fellow

Academic Degrees:

Ph.D., Educational Psychology of the Gifted and Talented, University of Connecticut, 1981
B.A., English and Psychology, Chatham College, 1973

Areas of Expertise:

Gifted & Talented

Achievement Gap

Children’s Literature

Professional Development

Reading Education


Gender Differences


Sally Reis is the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, and a Teaching Fellow in Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut. She currently holds the Letitia Neag Chair in Educational Psychology. She was a public school teacher and administrator for 15 years, prior to her work at UConn. She has authored more than 250 articles, books, book chapters, monographs and technical reports. She has traveled extensively across the country conducting workshops and providing professional development for school districts on enrichment programs and gender equity programs. Sally serves on the editorial board of the Gifted Child Quarterly, and is a past-president of The National Association for Gifted Children. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and was named a Distinguished Scholar of the National Association for Gifted Children.

Funded Research:

Using the Schoolwide Enrichment Model Reading Framework (SEM-R) to Increase Achievement, Fluency, and Enjoyment in Reading, Institute for Educational Science, USOE, IES, Washington, 2004, (5 year: $2, 950,000.00)

Selected Publications/Presentations:

Renzulli, J. S., & Reis, S. M. (2015). The Schoolwide Enrichment Model: A how-to guide for talent development (3rd ed.). Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.

Renzulli, J. S., Gentry, M., & Reis, S. M. (2014). Enrichment clusters: A practical plan for real-world, student-driven learning. Waco, TX: Prufrock.

Reis, S. M. (2009). The joyful reading resource kit: Teaching tools, hands-on activities, and enrichment resources, grades K-8. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Renzulli, J. S. & Reis, S. M. (2008). Enriching curriculum for all students (2nd ed.) Thousand Oakes, CA: Corwin Press.


Early Leader Award, for active and outstanding service by the National Association for Gifted Children, 1985.

Distinguished Service Award, for outstanding service by the National Association for Gifted Children, 1988.

Teaching Fellow, University of Connecticut, 1998.

Distinguished Scholar Award, for outstanding scholarship by the National Association for Gifted Children, 2003.

Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor


National Association for Gifted Children

International Reading Association

American Psychological Association


Contact Information
Phone860 486 4037
Mailing AddressUnit 1086
Office LocationGulley Hall, Vice Provost's Office