Editorial Board

The SENG Editorial Board currently consists of editors from several U.S. states, New Zealand, and Canada. We strive for diversity on the SENG Editorial Board.


Executive Committee:
Mike Postma, Executive Editor
Melody Yourd, Managing Editor
Tracy Riley, Associate Editor
Editorial Committee: 
Chair(s): Tracy Riley & Sam Kohlenberg
Special eBook Project Editors: Kristina Collins, Mike Postma, & Kate Bachtel (1st edition)
Guest Editors: [none named at this time]
Peer Review Committee: 


Corin Barsily Goodwin, Washington
Corin Barsily Goodwin is Executive Director of the Gifted Homeschoolers Forum (GHF), a non-profit organization supporting educational alternatives for gifted and 2e children.  She has served as Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee and Gifted/Special Needs Advisor for the Home School Association of California (HSC).  Previously Ms. Goodwin worked in government relations and in the public and private sectors as a policy and economic analyst.  She also spent several years in library and archival positions.  She does educational consulting and writing, and has been presenting workshops on gifted and home school related issues for a number of years and in many venues.  She home-schools her two 2e children in rural southern Oregon, and is hard at work on her new book on gifted educational alternatives with co-author Mika Gustavson.

Dina Brulles, Ph.D., Arizona
Dina Brulles is the Director of Gifted Education in the Paradise Valley Unified School District, Arizona, and faculty member of Arizona State University where she teaches gifted education. Dina is Past President of the Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented, past SENG Board Director, and a gifted education consultant, helping school districts create gifted programs that reflect the needs of their student population. Publications include: The Cluster Grouping Handbook, Free Spirit Publishing,and Helping All Gifted Children Learn, published by Pearson Assessment.

Therese Clifford, Idaho
Therese has been an advocate for gifted children for many years. She has served on gifted committees in local school districts in an effort to bring about improved services for twice exceptional and highly gifted children, especially in the area of their unique social and emotional needs. She was instrumental in the production of a Twice-Exceptional Manual through the Idaho State Department of Education. She served for many years on the SENG board and held offices of Vice-President and President. She has co-led SENG Parent Groups in Idaho. Therese started an Idaho2E Twitter account and has encouraged advocates from other states to join in with the hope that someday every state will be connected and information that promotes the awareness and services for 2e individuals will be exchanged. She a board member of Edufest Gifted Conferences. She lives in Boise, works as an economist for the Department of Labor and has one son.

Linda Collins, Kansas
Linda has been teaching gifted students for 8 years in the Blue Valley School District (Overland Park, KS) and formerly taught High School English for 13 years. She earned her M.Ed. from MidAmerica Nazarene University, and completed her gifted certification and conducted graduate research in the field of Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome at the University of Kansas.

Ellen D. Fiedler, Ph.D., Michigan
Ellen Fiedler, Professor Emerita from the Masters degree program in gifted education at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, is a consultant who regularly provides professional development for school districts and other educational agencies. She obtained her Ph.D. in Counseling and Guidance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was a research assistant at the Guidance Institute for Talented Students. She has been a Gifted Program Coordinator and a State Consultant for Gifted and has provided consultation services and presentations in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Russia. She is a published author and a regular presenter at state, national, and international conferences, including eight World Congresses on the Gifted. She has been Chair of the Counseling and Guidance Division of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and co-chair of the Global Awareness Division of NAGC. She lives in Florida during the winter and in Michigan in the summer and is currently President of the Michigan Alliance for Gifted Education. Her involvement in gifted education began more than 40 years ago as the parent of two highly-gifted children, and she has been particularly interested in the social/emotional needs of the gifted.

Scott Gullett, SENG Editor, New Mexico
Scott Gullett, Ph.D., teaches and case manages gifted, special education, and English students. His doctoral work is in special education, with an emphasis on twice-exceptional learners. Scott is a teacher and project manager at The Ask Academy, a STEM school in the Albuquerque, N.M., area. He is the 2013-2014 past president of the New Mexico Association for the Gifted (NMAG), an organization with members statewide. Scott is a former journalist.

P. Susan Jackson, British Columbia, Canada
P. Susan Jackson in the Founder and Therapeutic Director of “The Daimon Institute for the Highly Gifted” in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada. She is also the District Coordinator of “Programs to Support Gifted and Talented Students” in Langley BC Canada. She has extensive educational and mental health response background in all areas of gifted education. Her research interests and clinical experience focus on the mental health and development of highly and profoundly gifted learners. She is an internationally recognized speaker and consultant, specializing in advanced development and differential diagnosis and treatment for disintegrative states such as depression and anxiety. Sue has great interest in dual exceptionalities and advanced development. She has studied both Jung and Dabrowski extensively. She is published in the International Handbook of the Gifted, the “Living with Intensity” Dabrowski book and several major journals in the field. The culmination of her twenty years of work with highly gifted persons is the “Integral Practice for the Gifted” model, to be published in an NAGC sponsored book in 2009. Sue is interested in design of all kinds, is a poet, a nature lover and mother of two highly gifted children.

Carolyn Kottmeyer, Pennsylvania
Carolyn Kottmeyer is the founder and director of Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page and Hoagies’ Kids and Teens Page. Winner of the 2008 SENG Service Award, the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Community Service Award, and the Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education (PAGE) Neuber-Pregler Award., Carolyn is the author of numerous articles and columns, including Gifted Education Communicator’s Web Watch column for California Association for the Gifted.

Linda Neumann, Illinois
Linda Neumann, a professional writer and parent, is the editor of 2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter. The mission of this bi-monthly electronic publication is to promote understanding of twice-exceptional (2e) children and what they need to reach their potential. She is a former member of the SENG board of directors.

Daniel Peters, Ph.D., California
Dr. Dan Peters is a licensed psychologist with practices in Napa and San Ramon, Ca.  He specializes in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and families with special emphasis on gifted and twice-exceptional individuals.  Dr. Peters’ clinical interests include the diagnosis and misdiagnosis of gifted and twice-exceptional individuals and overcoming anxiety.

Tracy Riley, Ph.D., Pohangina Valley, New Zealand
Dr. Riley specializes in gifted and talented education at Massey University in New Zealand. She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the field in addition to supervising postgraduate research. Tracy is the co-editor of APEX: The New Zealand Journal of Gifted Education and is on the editorial board of Gifted Child Today. An active advocate for gifted and talented students, Tracy has served on numerous Ministry of Education advisory groups and has co-authored the Ministry handbook, Gifted and Talented Students: Meeting Their Needs in New Zealand Schools (2000, 2012). She publishes and presents widely at both national and international levels. In 2007, Tracy was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Sustained Excellence in Teaching and was the recipient of a national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award. Tracy is a past member of the executive committee of the Ako Aoteoroa Academy of Tertiary Teaching Excellence and is chairperson of the board for giftEDnz: The Professional Association for Gifted Education. Tracy was a keynote speaker at The World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC) 20th Biennial World Conference, August 2013 in Louisville, KY.

Michael F. Sayler, Ph.D., Texas
Dr. Michael Sayler developed and coordinates gifted education studies at the University of North Texas. Dr. Sayler studies the components of what it takes for life-long thriving for gifted from early childhood through old age. He also specializes in successful parenting of gifted children and youth, social and emotional issues for gifted individuals, early school and college entrance and other forms of acceleration and grouping, program planning and evaluation, identifying students, grouping arrangements, and acceleration.

Kristen R. Stephens, Ph.D., North Carolina
Dr. Kristen R. Stephens is an associate professor of the practice in the Program in Education at Duke University where she directs the Academically/Intellectually Gifted Licensure Program for teachers. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Stephens served as the gifted education research specialist for the Duke University Talent Identification Program. She is the co-author of numerous books and co-editor of the Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education (Prufrock Press), a series comprised of over 30 books on issues pertinent to gifted child education. Dr. Stephens has served on the board of directors for the National Association for Gifted Children and is past-president of the North Carolina Association for Gifted and Talented. She also serves on the board of directors for the American Association for Gifted Children.

Melinda Stewart, Massachusetts
Melinda Stewart Currently the Director of Counseling at Groton School in Groton, MA, Ms. Stewart has worked with gifted children and adolescents in a variety of settings over the last 28 years. She is the founder and former director of Voyagers, Inc., and has been on the staffs of the Stone Center at Wellesley College and McLean Hospital. She is the mother of two PG children, one currently in college and one currently homeschooled.

bio_Stretton_2009Paige Stretton, Ohio
Paige served for 5 years as Editor-in-Chief for The Review, the Ohio Association for Gifted Children’s membership magazine, Founding CoChair of OAGC’s Parent Division, and was honored with OAGC’s Distinguished Service Award. Paige has presented at local and statewide gifted conferences; taught introduction to teacher education courses at Ohio University, written articles for Southeast Ohio Parent Magazine and The Review, and appeared on WOUBs HealthVision and Newswatch programs. She works as a Guardian ad Litem for Athens County Courts and currently serves as Chair of the Planning Accessible Events Toolkit Creation team for the President’s Advisory Council on Disability and Accessibility Planning (PACDAP), CoChair of PACDAP’s Leadership Change Team and Council Member of the PACDAP Council at Ohio University. Paige graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Specialized Study Degree in Education and Psychology from Ohio University and is currently completing a Master of Education Degree in Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling. Paige has three gifted children and resides in Athens county.

Nadia Webb, Psy.D., Louisiana
Nadia Webb is a board certified pediatric and adult neuropsychologist, co-author of Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnosis of Gifted Children and Adults and serves as a member of the SENG Advisory Board. Dr. Webb maintains a small practice specializing in twice exceptional as well as staff privileges at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans. She has received awards from the American Medical Association, the Department of Defense and a personal citation from Governor Jane Hull of Arizona for her professional work.

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