Susan Daniels, Ph.D.
Educational Director, Co-Founder
Dr. Susan Daniels is co-founder and Educational Director of the Summit Center as well as Professor Emerita of Educational Psychology and Counseling at California State University – San Bernardino. At the Summit Center, Dr. Daniels provides Personality, Creativity, and Learning Profile (PCLP) plans for children and adolescents as part of the Gifted Comprehensive and Gifted Complex Assessments. Using the Murphy-Meisgeier Type Indicator and the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking – among other assessments – she analyses and synthesizes the data for each individual, making recommendations for appropriate academic differentiation, enrichment, acceleration, and more.
Dr. Daniels is an internationally recognized expert in the field of gifted education and creativity, with numerous publications and presentations at educational and psychological conferences. She specializes in working with gifted, creative, and 2e children and youth; the social and emotional development of gifted children and adolescents; intensity and sensitivity of gifted individuals across the lifespan; and the development of creative potential. She is also available for consultation with families and schools. Dr. Daniels is co-author of Raising Creative Kids (Gifted Unlimited, 2013), and co-editor and co-author of Living with Intensity (Gifted Unlimited, 2008). Her most recent book, Visual Learning and Teaching: An Essential Guide for Educators K-8, was published in 2018 by Free Spirit Publishing.