Claire E Hughes-Lynch (Claire Hughes)
 Title: Professor
Special, Gifted and Twice-Exceptional Education
 Dept: Curriculum & Foundations
 Office: JH 369
 Phone: 216-687-4577
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 369, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Ph.D., Educational Policy and Leadership, College of William and Mary, 2000
Ed.S., Educational Administration, College of William and Mary, 1996
M.A., Special Education and Gifted Education, University of New Mexico, 1992
B.A., Marketing, University of New Mexico, 1989
Brief Bio:
Dr. Claire Hughes is Professor of Gifted and Twice-Exceptional Education at Cleveland State University.  Previously, she was Professor of Elementary and Special Education at the College of Coastal Georgia, Senior Lecturer of Special Education at Canterbury Christ Church in the UK, and a Fulbright Scholar to Greece. Winner of the Gifted & Award from NAGC in 2022, she is President-Elect of The Association for the Gifted of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC-TAG) and previously, Chair of the Special Populations Network of the National Association for Gifted Children.  Her research areas include: twice-exceptional children, Generational studies, AI in Education, and international education.
Honors and Awards:
Fulbright Specialist Program Roster 2014 -2019; 2023-
Gifted &____ Award - National Association for Gifted Children 2022
Southeastern Psychological Association Paper of the Year Award Nominee 2021
People to Watch in 2e- Bridges Academy 2020
Phi Beta Delta - Honor Society for International Scholars 2020
Times Higher Education Award, London, England 2018
- International Impact Award- Lead Special Education Faculty Developer in Canterbury Christ Church project with Palestinian Ministry of Education
Fulbright Scholar, University of Patras (Greece) 2016
Creative and Activities:
American Consortium for Equity in Education Radio Podcast (2023, September 7)
2Teach Blog- Twice-Exceptional (2e) Education (2023)
Contra Costa Library Author Talk- National Autism Awareness Month (2023)
AI will soon be commonplace in Cleveland classrooms (2023)
College Students Create Mosaic Museum Social Studies Lessons (2021)
Gifted education's future requires more diversity, inclusion and access | K-12 Dive ( (2021)
Why I won┬┐t be lighting it up blue for World Autism Awareness Day (2018)
Professional Affiliations:
Professional Memberships
National Association for Special Education Needs (NASEN) 2017-present
European Council for High Ability (ECHA) 2016-present
Division of International Special Education Services 2018-present
World Council for Gifted Education 2019-present

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) 1990 to Present
The Association for the Gifted Division (TAG) 1990 to Present
Teacher Education Division (TED) 2005 to Present
Small Special Education Programs Caucus (SSEPC) 2007 to Present
Division for International Special Education 2018 to Present
National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) 1994 to Present
Special Populations Network 1994 to Present
Research and Evaluation Division 1994 to Present
Creativity Division 1999 to Present
Curriculum Division/ Network 1994 to Present