Reva Carol Friedman

Associate Professor
Primary office:
785-864-9724
446 Joseph R. Pearson Hall

Reva C. Friedman, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Curriculum and Teaching at the University of Kansas, where she has been responsible for degree and graduate certificate programs in gifted/talented/creative child education for 35 years. A former high school teacher and teacher of gifted students (elementary and secondary), she continues to educate general education and gifted education teachers about the learning and personal needs of gifted and talented students, to counsel bright youngsters and their families, and to collaborate with teachers K-12. Her writings focus on the psychological factors that impact the development of gifted young people and on using models that develop students' talents and strengths. She has served on the boards of the National Association for Gifted Children and The Association for the Gifted. Currently she serves on NAGC’s Professional Standards Committee. On the state level, she is a board member of the Kansas Association for the Gifted, Talented, and Creative.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, 1978
  • MSW, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 1999
  • M.A., State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, New York, 1972
  • B.A., State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, New York, 1971

Specializations

Gifted Education

Congratulations to Stephen Werninger, Analyst, Information Technology and new Curriculum & Instruction Ph.D. student, who was just named to the 2014-15 class of KU Staff Fellows! https://news.ku.edu/2014/09/24/new-staff-fellows-announced
New Staff Fellows announced | The University of Kansas
New Staff Fellows announced Wed, 09/24/2014 Contact Gavin Young KU Office of Public Affairs 785-864-7100 gaviny@ku.edu LAWRENCE — Provost Jeff Vitter and Associate Vice Provost Mike Rounds have announced the 2014-15 class of Staff Fellows. The program, now in its seventh year, is jointly coordinated…

This year’s freshman class is the most diverse in KU history. #KUSOE http://t.co/5P9zFZaWZd #KUDIfference


Why KU
  • Associate professor Diane Nielsen involved in $120 million project to overhaul how reading is taught to children by 2015
  • School of Education is 10th among public universities for its master’s and doctoral programs
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • 3.35: average GPA of students admitted to teacher education program
  • All teacher education programs accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • All teacher education programs accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education
  • Alumni have been named Kansas Teacher of the Year
  • Alumni have received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and the Horizon Award