Megan Foley-Nicpon is a professor in Counseling Psychology and Department Executive Officer for Psychological and Quantitative Foundations at the University of Iowa. She also serves as the Associate Director for Research and Clinic at the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development.
Dr. Foley-Nicpon’s research and clinical interests include assessment and intervention with high ability students with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and emotional/learning difficulties, and the social and emotional development of talented and diverse students. She has one co-edited book and over 50 referred articles and book chapters in the areas of talent development, counseling psychology, and twice-exceptionality, and given over 100 presentations at international, national, and state professional meetings.
She is PI along with colleagues Susan Assouline and Saba Ali on a US DOE grant (2.1 million) to identify and provide career programming for underrepresented students in gifted education.
Dr. Foley-Nicpon provides clinical and research supervision to doctoral students in Counseling Psychology, many of whom focus on child psychology and talent development. Awards include the Big Ten Academic Alliance Fellowship, NAGC Early Scholar Award, AERA Research on Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent Path Breaker Award, AERA Division E Outstanding Research Award in Human Development, and, twice, the MENSA Research Award, MENSA Education & Research Foundation.