Jenny Rankin, Ph.D.

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Dr. Jenny Grant Rankin has taught how to best share research findings at University of Cambridge (as lecturer for the Post Doc Masterclass), the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Elsevier events, and other venues. Her 11 books relate to sharing research, gifted education, sharing data, using data, and burnout. She has a Ph.D. in Education and served as an award-winning educator and chief education & research officer. Dr. Rankin’s many media appearances include NBC News, Oprah, National Public Radio (NPR), Newsweek, Good Housekeeping, Huffington Post (HuffPost), The Washington Post, countless commendations in the media, and congressional testimonies to inform legislation. She has delivered 180 speeches/presentations at 58 different venues for organizations like AERA and the U.S. Department of Education, and she frequently presents internationally (such as her TED Talk that began as a TEDxTalk at TEDxTUM before landing on the TED website for a few years). In addition to her 11 books, Dr. Rankin’s 122 papers and articles have appeared in 37 different publications, including Psychology Today (for which she writes an ongoing column), Education Week, Los Angeles Times, Mensa Bulletin and other magazines and journals. Dr. Rankin is an active member of Mensa (volunteering as Coordinator of the Mensa Gifted Youth Program in Orange County) and many research organizations, and she serves on multiple advisory boards. Dr. Rankin’s many honors include winning Teacher of the Year and being honored multiple times by the U.S. White House (for example, the American flag was once flown over the Capitol Building / White House in honor of Dr. Rankin. Dr. Rankin’s complete CV is available at

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