Colleen Harsin


  • Gifted education
  • Research and methodology

Colleen Harsin is director of the Davidson Academy of Nevada, a free, public day school for profoundly gifted students on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. Previously at the Davidson Institute for Talent Development, Harsin directed family services for the national Davidson Young Scholars program. A past presenter at the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) conference, Harsin also participates in the Institute for Research and Policy on Acceleration’s biennial symposia. She has been interviewed on the topic of gifted education by local, regional and national media and is a contributor to “Genius Denied: How to Stop Wasting Our Brightest Young Minds” and “Dumbing Down America: The War on Our Nation’s Brightest Young Minds (and What We Can Do to Fight Back).” Harsin received master’s degrees in psychology and social work from the University of Nevada, Reno and is a member of the advisory council for the National Merit Scholarship Competition.