Tarek C. Grantham

At-Large Member, NAGC Board of Directors, Appointed
University of Georgia

Dr. Tarek C. Grantham is Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Georgia (UGA), and he teaches in the Gifted and Creative Education Program (GCE), primarily in the Diversity and Equity Strand. He has served as Program Coordinator of the GCE Graduate Program, and he Co-Directs the GCE University-School Partnerships for Achievement, Rigor, and Creativity (Project U-SPARC) initiative.  Dr. Grantham’s research addresses the problem of under-representation among ethnic minority students, particularly Black males, in advanced programs. He co-edited two books: Gifted and Advanced Black Students in School:  An Anthology of Critical Works (2011), and Young, Triumphant, and Black:  Overcoming the Tyranny of Segregated Minds in Desegregated Schools (2013).  Dr. Grantham has served in leadership roles within the Special Populations Network such as Convention Program Chair, Network Chair, and Jenkins Scholars Award Program, and he has been a member on the NAGC Education Commission and its Diversity and Equity Committee. Dr. Grantham has been awarded the Mary M. Frasier Excellence and Equity Award by the Georgia Association for Gifted Children for outstanding achievement in practices that promote equitable identification policies and practices for high-quality services to gifted students from under-represented groups.