FACULTY IN RESIDENCE - FIR

Ann Batenburg

Ann Batenburg, Ph.D., serves as a clinical assistant professor in the Simmons School of Education and Human Development.  She taught fifth grade for nine years and students with special needs for five years. At the college level, she has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Iowa, Cornell College, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Salem College. Her passion is working with children who are gifted and talented, as they are often the children who are left without services in our schools. Her research interest’s center on examining factors that contribute to talent development, other issues in the education of the gifted, and Constructivist philosophy and teaching methods.