It is with great sadness that we inform you that our friend and colleague, Dr. Marcia Gentry, passed away on August 31, 2022.
Professor Gentry was a giant in the field of gifted, creative, and talented education. Prior to her entry into higher education, she spent 12 years in K-12 settings as a teacher and administrator. These experiences informed all of her subsequent academic work. She received her PhD from the University of Connecticut in 1996 with a specialization in Gifted and Talented Development, Educational Psychology and Research, Measurement, and Evaluation. She joined the Department of Educational Studies at Purdue in 2004 and served as a professor in the Gifted and Talented Education program and as Director of Gifted Education Resource Institute. During her time at Purdue, she led the gifted education program and the Gifted Education Research and Resource Center (GER2I) to international prominence by providing innovative summer residential programs and collaborating with K-12 school partners across the nation to expand access to academically challenging curriculum and gifted instructional strategies for all students.