Gifted & Talented Endorsement Program
College of Education
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Dr. Matthew Edinger completed his PhD in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership with an emphasis in Gifted Education from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA.
He has eleven years of elementary and secondary classroom experience, two of which were spent in a Center-Based Gifted program.
Dr. Edinger has won numerous grants and awards, and has presented at Virginia Association for the Gifted and National Association for Gifted Children conferences. His research interests include gifted education professional development and teachersâ€™ use of social capital.
Ph.D., Educational Policy & Planning & Leadership: Gifted Education Emphasis
The College of William & Mary - 2008
M.A., Education: Curriculum & Instruction Emphasis
Coppin State College - 2003
B.S., Elementary Education
Shippensburg University - 1997
B.A., English Literature
Dickinson College - 1994
Edinger, S.K. & Edinger M. (2011). Collaborating through networks: The role of social capital in student standardized testing performance. Paper to be presented at the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) Sunbelt XXXI Conference - St. Petersburg, Florida
Edinger, M. & Edinger S. K. (2010). The role of social capital in determining classroom teacher effectiveness. Paper presented at the National Evaluation Institute hosted by the Consortium for Research on Educational Accountability and Teacher Evaluation (CREATE) - Williamsburg, Virginia
Edinger, M. (2007). Gifted Asian middle school student perspectives. Paper presented at the Virginia Middle School Association Conference - Norfolk, Virginia
Edinger, M. & Clarke, J. (2007). Schoolyard excavation: Archaeology, history, and English in and out of the middle school classroom. Curriculum unit presented at Chesterfield Integrating Technology Expo - Chester, Virginia
Edinger, M. (2005). Southeast Asian students in the gifted classroom. Paper presented at National Association for Gifted Children Conference - Louisville, Kentucky
Edinger, M. (2003). Grants, awards, fellowships, and scholarships: A teacher does have opportunities. Workshop presented at the Virginia Association for the Gifted Conference - Williamsburg, Virginia
Edinger, M., Cooke, D., & Burns, C. (2002). The novel Holes: Digging across the curriculum. Curriculum unit presented at Virginia Middle School Association Conference - Norfolk, Virginia
Edinger, M. & Edinger, S.K. The role of social networks in determining elementary teacher effectiveness. Quantitative pilot study data collected and analyzed. Phase II quantitative data collection/data analysis underway. Target journal: American Educational Research Journal
Edinger, S. K. & Edinger M. Collaborating through networks: The role of teacher social capital in improving student performance. Academic essay in writing phase. Target journal: Harvard Educational Review
Edinger, M. Empirical response to Unified, insular, firmly policed, or fractured, porous, contested, gifted education? (Ambrose, VanTassel-Baska, Coleman, & Cross, 2010) Qualitative data collection underway. Target journal: Journal for the Education of the Gifted
Edinger, M. Pedagogical exactness of education in film. Study design phase.