Bob Seney has enjoyed working in education for over 36 years, about 30 of those in gifted education. He was a classroom instructor, district administrator, head of private schools, and a university professor. He is most known for his advocacy of using Young Adult Literature with Gifted Readers. His “What’s New in Y.A. Lit” presentation began in 1985 in Texas and soon moved to NAGC and has been offered there for many years.
At Mississippi University for Women, he directed the Graduate Programs in Education and was the primary instructor in the Masters of Gifted Studies Program. Seney taught graduate level courses in every aspect of gifted education. He was also the Director of the Mississippi Governor’s School, a three week summer residential program for gifted high school students. Upon retirement, the Mississippi College Board named him Professor Emeritus for his educational service to the State of Mississippi, the University, and the field of gifted education. He has been active in several state gifted organizations and the World Council for Gifted Children. He was the 2005 Conference Chair in New Orleans, just days before the arrival of Hurricane Katrina.