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Uzeyir Ogurlu


Uzi has developed programs for gifted students and their parents including leadership development, global citizenship, and peace education. He has written various articles and chapters on gifted education and creativity. His interests are talent development, creativity and the social and emotional life of gifted students.

Experience and Interests

Teaching Experience

  • Assistant Professor, UW-Stevens Point (2019-present)
  • Lecturer, UW-Whitewater (2018-2019)
  • Fellow Researcher, Harvard University, MA (2017-2018)
  • Visiting Professor, Lamar University, TX (2016-2017)
  • Assistant Professor, Kocaeli University, Turkey (2013-2016)


  • Creativity
  • Gifted and Talented Students
  • Parents with Gifted Children
  • Educational Psychology
  • Research Methods

Presentations and Publications


Ogurlu, U. (2020). A meta-analytic review of emotional intelligence in gifted individuals: A multilevel analysis. Personality and Individual Differences.

Ogurlu, U. (2020). Are gifted students perfectionistic? A Meta-Analysis. Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 43(3), 227–251.

Fun Facts

Last book you read?

Privileged Poor

Best advice you ever received?

Keep studying (Mom always told me)

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

A cop

What do you enjoy most about teaching?

Seeing my students’ smiling faces

Uzeyir Ogurlu
Assistant Professor - Education
Statistical Specialist - Ed.D. in Educational Sustainability
College of Professional Studies Diversity Task Force

450 College of Professional Studies


Ph.D. in Gifted Education
Istanbul University, Turkey, 2012

M.A. in Gifted Education
Istanbul University, Turkey, 2007

B.A. Sociology
Anadolu University, Turkey, 2015

B.A. Psychological Counseling and Guidance
Bogazici University, Turkey, 2002