University of Connecticut
Neag School of Education
How to
& Outreach
Alumni &
Neag School of Education Directory

Sally M. Reis
Interim Vice Provost for Academic Administration
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor
University Teaching Fellow

Sally M. Reis is the Interim Vice Provost for Academic Administration, a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, and Teaching Fellow in Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut where she also serves as Principal Investigator of The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented. She was a teacher for 15 years, 11 of which were spent working with gifted students on the elementary, junior high, and high school levels. She has authored more than 130 articles, 14 books, 60 book chapters, and numerous monographs and technical reports. She has traveled extensively across the country conducting workshops and providing professional development for school districts on enrichment programs and gender equity programs. She is co-author of The Schoolwide Enrichment Model, The Secondary Triad Model, Dilemmas in Talent Development in the Middle Years, and a new book published in 1998 about talent development in females entitled Work Left Undone: Choices and Compromises of Talented Females. Sally serves on the editorial board of the Gifted Child Quarterly, and is a past-president of The National Association for Gifted Children. She recently was honored with the highest award in her field, the Distinguished Scholar of the National Association for Gifted Children.

•Ph.D., Educational Psychology of the Gifted and Talented, University of Connecticut, 1981

•M.S., Special Education, Southern Connecticut State College, 1977;

•B.A., English and Psychology, Chatham College, 1973

« Full C.V. »

Contact Information: 

Gulley Hall - Vice Provost Office

Phone: (860) 486-4037


Mailing Address:
University of Connecticut
352 Mansfield Road
Storrs, CT 06269-1086

Current Courses Taught:

Doctoral Seminar on Gifted and Talented Education

Master's Seminar on Gifted and Talented Education

Introduction to Gifted Education and Talent Development


Early Leader Award, for active and outstanding service by the National Association for Gifted Children, 1985.

Distinguished Service Award, for outstanding service by the National Association for Gifted Children, 1988.

Teaching Fellow, University of Connecticut, 1998.

Distinguished Scholar Award, for outstanding scholarship by the National Association for Gifted Children, 2003.

Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor


National Association for Gifted Children

International Reading Association

American Psychological Association

Areas of Expertise:

Gifted & Talented

Achievement Gap

Children's Literature

Professional Development

Reading Education


Gender Differences

Funded Research:

Using the Schoolwide Enrichment Model Reading Framework (SEM-R) to Increase Achievement, Fluency, and Enjoyment in Reading, Institute for Educational Science, USOE, IES, Washington, 2004, (5 year: $2, 950,000.00)

Selected Publications/Presentations:

Renzulli, J. S. & Reis, S. M. (2008). Enriching curriculum for all students. Corwin Press: Thousand Oaks, CA.

Reis, S. M. (2007). Talented readers. In J. A. Plucker and C. M. Carolyn (Eds) Critical issues and practices in gifted education: What the research says (pp. 655-668). Waco, Texas: Prufrock Press.

Reis, S. M., McCoach, D. B., Coyne, M., Schreiber, F.J., Eckert, R.D., Gubbins, E.J. (2007). Using Planned Enrichment Strategies with Direct Instruction to Improve Reading Fluency, Comprehension, and Attitude toward Reading: An Evidence-Based Study. The Elementary School Journal. 108 (1), 3-24.

Reis, S. M. & Fogarty, E. (2006). Savoring reading, schoolwide. Educational Leadership. October, 32-36.

Faculty & Staff– click here to update your directory profile [Firefox ONLY]
Privacy Statement         A-Z Index        Maps & Directions        TEXT-ONLY Neag School of Education
249 Glenbrook Road, Unit 2064
Storrs, Connecticut 06269
Phone: (860) 486-3813
Fax: (860) 486-0210
Comments to Webmaster