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Jonathan A Plucker

Professor of Educational Psychology, Professor of Cognitive Science
W.W. Wright Education Building Room EDUCATION 4036
Phone : (812) 856-8315
Fax: (812) 856-8333
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About Me | Degrees | Publications


I teach graduate courses in educational psychology (learning and cognitive theory, intelligence, and creativity), and undergraduate courses in creativity. My research focuses on these areas and also education policy. I also serve as the director of the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, where I can be reached at 812/855-4438.


Ph.D. Educational Psychology, 1995, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

M.A. Educational Psychology, 1992, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

B.S. Chemistry Education, 1991, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

  • Kaufman, J. C., Plucker, J. (2011). Creativity and intelligence. In R. J. Sternberg S. B. Kaufman (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of intelligence (pp. 771-783). New York: Cambridge.
  • Plucker, J. (2010). Fazhan chaochang jiaoyu xuyao jiejue de sange wenti. (Three problems needing to be solved in developing gifted education). Jiaoyu Yanjiu(Educational Research), 2010(2), 95-100. []
  • Plucker, J., Burroughs, N., Song, R. (2010). Mind the (other) gap! The growing excellence gap in K-12 education. Bloomington, IN: CEEP. Retrieved from
  • Qian, M., Plucker, J. A., Shen, J. (2010). A model of Chinese adolescents creative personality. Creativity Research Journal, 22, 62-67.
  • Kaufman, J., Plucker, J., Baer, J. (2008). Essentials of creativity assessment. New York: Wiley.
  • Chamberlin, M., Plucker, J. (2008). P-16 education: Where are we going" Where have we been" Phi Delta Kappan, 89, 472-479.
  • Plucker, J., Zabelina, D. (2009). Creativity and interdisciplinarity: One creativity or many creativities" ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 41, 5-12.
  • Callahan, C. M., Plucker, J. (Eds.). (2008). Critical issues and practices in gifted education: What the research says. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.
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