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Stuart N. Omdal , Ph.D.

Stuart OmdalAssociate Professor of Special Education

School of Special Education
College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO 80639

Office: (970) 351-1674

stuart.omdal@unco.edu


Research Interests and Specializations:

Gifted and Talented Education, Curriculum Development, Creativity in Education, Underachieving Students who are Gifted, Talented and/or Creative.

EDUCATION:

  • Ph.D. University of Connecticut, 1995, Educational Psychology
  • M.A. University of Connecticut, 1989, Gifted and Talented Education
  • B.A. Seattle Pacific University, 1976, Language Arts

Selected Publications:

Refereed Articles (Published)

  • Omdal, S., & Richards, M.R.E., (2007). Academic competitions. In Callahan, C., & Plucker, J. (Eds.) Critical issues and practices in gifted education. Waco, TX, Prufrock Press.
  • Richards, M.R.E. and Omdal, S. (2007). A quantitative study of the effects of tiered instruction on academic performance, in a secondary science course. Journal of Advanced Academics.
  • Burns, D., Leppien, J., Omdal, S., Gubbins, E., Muller, L., Vahidi, S. (2006). Teachers’ guide for the explicit teaching of thinking skills. (Research Monograph No. 06218). Storrs, CT: National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented.
  • Omdal, S.N. & Leppien, J.H., (2002). Thinking Skills in Gifted Education. Inquiry: Critical thinking across the disciplines.
  • Scheffel, D., Omdal, S., & Usrey, D. (2001). Computer mediated linguistic interaction as a tool for the social construction of knowledge. ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, C5510690
  • Morrison, W. F. & Omdal, S.N. (2001, November). Identifying added risk factors of underachievement for the twice-exceptional student. Research Briefs. National Association for Gifted Children.
  • Morrison, W.F. & Omdal, S.N. (2000). The experiences of a twice-exceptional student: Emotional/behavioral disability and gifted/talented. Reclaiming children and youth: The journal of strength-based interventions. 9 (2), 103-106.

Selected Presentations:

Juried:

  • November 2007 Presentation: The creative person: developing traits and qualities of creativity. National Association for Gifted Children Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • November 2007 Presentation: Gifted education standards-based teacher observation rubrics. National Association for Gifted Children Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • November 2007 Poster Session: Working toward the same goal: Collaboration and partnerships. National Association for Gifted Children Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • October, 2007 Presentation: Center for the Education and Study of the Gifted, Talented, Creative. Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented Conference, Denver, Colorado.
  • October, 2007 Presentation: Causing creativity. Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented Conference, Denver, Colorado.
  • October, 2007 Keynote Panel, Moderator: Direction: Excellence. Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented Conference, Denver, Colorado.
  • March, 2007 Presentation: Guiding teachers toward 21st-century skills development in their classrooms. Phi Delta Kappa International Regions B and C Conference, Denver, Colorado.
  • November 2006 Presentation: Making creativity central in content, process, and product. National Association for Gifted Children Convention, Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • November 2006 Poster Session: Muli-faceted summer program for gifted, talented creative youth. National Association for Gifted Children Convention, Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • November 2006 Panel Discussion: STEMing the tide: A Colorado response to the crisis in STEM education. National Association for Gifted Children Convention, Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • October 2006 Panel Discussion: STEMing the tide: A Colorado response to the crisis in STEM education. Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado.
  • November 2005 Marketplace Presentation: Life Beyond Dyslexia., National Association for Gifted Children Convention, Louisville, Kentucky.
  • November 2005 Presentation: Student Products: Optimizing Creative Options, National Association for Gifted Children Convention, Louisville, Kentucky.

Projects:

  • Summer Enrichment Program for Gifted, Talented, Creative Youth, UNC
  • Center for the Education and Study of the Gifted, Talented, Creative, UNC
  • Gifted Education Teacher Observation Rubric, UNC