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College of Education


Faculty and Staff

Thomas P. Hébert, Ph.D.

Title: Professor of Gifted and Talented Education
Department: Educational Studies
College of Education
E-mail: thebert@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-8074
Office:

Wardlaw 235D

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Education

Ph.D., Educational Psychology – Gifted Education, Ed.S., Educational Psychology – Gifted Education, M.A., Educational Psychology – Gifted Education, University of Connecticut
B.S., History, University of Southern Maine

Expertise

Social and emotional development of gifted students, gifted culturally diverse students, counseling issues facing gifted males 

Teaching

EDEX 540 – Nature and Needs of the Gifted and Talented
EDEX 740 – Cognitive and Affective Aspects of the Gifted and Talented
EDEX 742 – Educational Procedures for the Gifted and Talented

Background

Dr. Thomas P. Hébert, an internationally recognized expert in the field of gifted education, is Professor of Gifted and Talented Education in the College of Education. Dr. Hébert has more than a decade of K-12 classroom experience working with gifted students and 20 years in higher education training graduate students and educators in gifted education. He has also conducted research for the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT). He served on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and the Association for the Gifted of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). He has provided consultancy internationally in Italy, Taiwan, Paraguay, Peru, Mexico, Colombia, Ghana and Hong Kong.

Dr. Hébert's research interests include social and emotional development of gifted students, gifted culturally diverse students, and problems faced by gifted young men. He has published widely, including over 100 refereed journal articles, book chapters, and scholarly reports. He is the author of the award-winning text Understanding the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Students. Dr. Hébert serves on the editorial review boards of Gifted Child Quarterly, Journal for the Education of the Gifted, Journal of Advanced Academics, and Roeper Review. He also serves on the editorial advisory board of Gifted Child Today. Dr. Hébert has received numerous research and teaching awards including the 2000 Early Scholar Award from the National Association for Gifted Children, and the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut.