Nancy Heilbronner

  • Associate Professor, Secondary Education
Associate Professor Nancy Heilbronner

Dr. Nancy Heilbronner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Secondary Education in the School of Education.  She specializes in Educational Psychology and Gifted Education and has authored many publications in the field. She has served as Associate Dean and Interim Dean for the School of Education and Interim Associate Provost for the College.

  1. Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut
  2. M. S. in Gifted Education, University of South Florida
  3. B. S. in Early Childhood Education, University of Virginia

Research interests include promoting the academic and social-emotional welfare of K-12 gifted students.  She also focuses on developing talented science students.

Dr. Heilbronner teaches courses in educational psychology for students hoping to become middle and high school teachers. She also teaches educational assessment.


Heilbronner, N. (2021). Engaging Learners in Science through the Schoolwide Enrichment Model. In L.Milan (Ed.). The development of talent and high potential (pp. 169-180). Ed. Erickson

Heilbronner, N. & Renzulli, J. S. (2016).  The Schoolwide Enrichment Model in Science.  Waco, TX:  Prufrock Press.

Heilbronner, N. (2013). Let’s be scientists!  An authentic guide to learning in the science classroom. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.

Heilbronner, N. (2013). The STEM pathway for women: What has changed? Gifted Child Quarterly, 57(1), pp. 39-55.

Heilbronner, N., Munoz, J., Heilbronner, S., & Heilbronner, J. (2011).  Ten things NOT to say to your gifted child.  Scottsdale, AZ: Great Potential Press.

Heilbronner, N., Connell, E., Reis, S.M., & Dobyns, S. M. (2010). The stepping stone phenomenon: Exploring the role of positive attrition at an early college entrance program. Journal of Advanced Academics, 21, 392-425.

Texas Legacy Award

Belin Blank Award