Smart Girls Gifted Women Author:Barbara A. Kerr, Ph.D. It was the 10-year reunion of all those gifted kids who attended the school for high achievers in St. Louis, an event that has changed the life of Barbara A. Kerr, Ph.D. Their early talents and intellect portended excellence, success, prestige, perhaps greatness, but most of the women in the group had settled into mediocre jobs, performing unins... more »piring chores or were unemployed, happy in traditional roles. And they were barely approaching age 30.
As memories of that night's party faded, Psychologist Kerr set off on a new path--studying and researching the lives of gifted women, and counseling gifted girls and their adult counterparts. The Guidance Laboratory for Gifted and Talented at the University of Nebraska was thus born, directed by Dr. Kerr.
Dr. Kerr, now at the University of Iowa, has presented numerous workshops thoughout the county on the stuggles and needs of bright, talented girls and women, focusing on obstacles that have obstructed their career aspirations. In Smart Girls, Gifted Women, she offers thoughful suggestions for parents of gifted girls from preschool though graduate school.
Author Kerr holds a master's degree from Ohio State University, and a doctoral degree from the University of Missouri, both in counseling psychology.« less