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Johnathan Plucker | JOHNS HOPKINS

Plucker, Jonathan JOHNS HOPKINSJonathan Plucker, an education policy and talent development scholar, will join Johns Hopkins University in January as the inaugural Julian C. Stanley Professor of Talent Development. This joint appointment between the School of Education and the Center for Talented Youth reflects Johns Hopkins’ commitment to interdisciplinary research and to advancing the science of learning. Plucker’s research and teaching covers a wide range of disciplines, including educational psychology, cognitive psychology, education policy and leadership, and social science methodology. He studies high-achieving learners and talent development as well as creativity and intelligence. Much of his focus on advocacy at both national and state levels concerns closing the gap at the highest achievement levels between students from more affluent white and Asian groups, and students from lower socioeconomic and underrepresented minority groups.