Donna Y. Ford, Ph.D., is Professor of Education and Human Development at The Ohio State University. Previously she was a professor of special education at Vanderbilt University and an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Virginia. She was also a researcher with the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented and taught at the University of Kentucky.
Editor’s note: Amid numerous articles about how Black students lag behind others in educational achievement, occasionally you may hear about a young Black “prodigy” who got accepted into college at an early age. According to Donna Y. Ford, an education professor at The Ohio State University, there could be far more Black prodigies. But it […]