About ADJ

About Advanced Development

A publication of ISAD

Launched in 1989, Advanced Development is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated as a forum for issues of gifted adults. It is published by the Institute for the Study of Advanced Development, Inc. 
The Institute for the Study of Advanced Development (ISAD), is a not-for-profit, tax exempt 501(c)3 corporation, founded in 1986 to conduct scientific research and redefine giftedness. Historically, giftedness was seen almost exclusively as academic achievement or the potential for recognition in adulthood—external manifestations. ISAD views giftedness from the inside-out as a qualitative difference in inner experience throughout the lifespan.



Editorial Staff

Editor: Nancy B. Miller, PhD
Associate Editor: Michael M. Piechowski, PhD
Assistant Editor: Kathee Jones, BFA, MA
Consulting Editor: Linda K. Silverman, PhD
Poetry Editor: Bruce Allen, MA

Advisory Board

Rosemary Cathcart, QSM, PhD; Director, REACH Education, Rotorua, New Zealand
Nicholas Colangelo, PhD, Dean and Director Emeritus, College of Education, Belin-Blank International Center for Gifted Education, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
R. Frank Falk, PhD, Director of Research, Institute for the Study of Advanced Development, Denver, CO; Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology, University of Akron, Akron, OH
Richard M. Felder, PhD, Hoechst Celanese Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Ellen D. Fiedler, PhD, Professor Emerita, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL; Educational Consultant, Wings for Education, New Buffalo, MI
Janneke Frank, PhD, Principal, Westmount Mid-High School, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Mary Haynes, BA, Boundless Opportunity Scholarship Relations Manager, Daniels Fund; Certified Executive/Life Coach; Certified Mediator and Facilitator, Denver, CO
Michele Kane, EdD, Professor of Counselor and Special Education in Gifted Education, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
Deirdre V. Lovecky, PhD, Licensed psychologist; Director, Gifted Resource Center of New England, Providence, RI
David Loye, PhD, Psychologist; Evolutionary Systems Scientist; Author; Co-Founder of The General Evolution Research Group; Founder of the Darwin Project and the Benjamin Franklin Press, Carmel, CA
Elizabeth Maxwell, MA, Consultant, Gifted Development Center and Institute for the Study of Advanced Development, Denver, CO
Wendy C. Roedell, PhD, Assistant Superintendent (Retired), Early Childhood and Family Support Services, Puget Sound Educational Service District, Renton, WA
Stephanie S. Tolan, MA, Newbery Award-winning Author; Senior Fellow at the Institute for Educational Advancement; Consultant for the profoundly gifted, Rhinebeck, NY

Statement of Purpose

The Institute for the Study of Advanced Development (ISAD) is a nonprofit education and research corporation—501(c)3—directed toward uncovering the abilities in underserved populations, studying advanced development in children and adults, and fostering undeveloped potential in women.   Unlike the traditional view of adult giftedness as high levels of productivity and creativity, ISAD’s view of advanced development involves the deepening of the personality, strengthening of one’s values, broadening of one’s scope of responsibility, consciousness of the meaning of one’s existence, concern for others and commitment to service. 
Advanced Development is the official publication of the Institute, providing an international forum for the exploration of the new frontiers of knowledge.  This juried journal serves the worldwide community with theoretical expositions, case studies of moral exemplars, research, therapeutic applications, essays and clinical findings.
Advanced Development: A Journal on Adult Giftedness (ISSN 1042-2021) is published by The Institute for the Study of Advanced Development, Inc., 8120 Sheridan Blvd., Suite C-111, Westminster, CO 80003. Author and Publisher share copyright. No material may be reproduced without permission of author and publisher.  Appropriate credit must be given.  All right reserved.