Department of Educational Studies
My current research projects include the neurology/genetics of the gifted-learning disabled individual, the use of virtual reality for spatial skills analysis, and a multi-site project on the efficacy of reading remediation programs in not-for-profit clinics.
Appointments on National/International Organizations
President and Program Co-Chair
AERA SIG Brain, Neurosciences and Education
Scientific Advisory Board Member
The Dyslexia Foundation
Advisory Board Member
International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC)
Research Committee of the Alliance For Accreditation and Certification of Structured Language Education, Inc.
Professional Advisory Committee
Scottish Rite Masons
Scientific Peer Review/Advisory Board
Scottish Rite Masons Learning Centers for Children
- Task Force on Talents in Dyslexics, International Dyslexia Association
Journal Editorial boards
- Annals of Dyslexia
- Journal of Applied School Psychology
- Developmental Neuropsychology
|Ph.D.||University of California, Santa Barbara, 1987, Developmental Psychology/Behavioral Genetics|
|M.A.||Univeristy of California, Santa Barbara, 1984, Experimental Psychology/Personality|
|M.S.||California State University, Hayward, 1982, Clinical Child/School Psychology, Pupil Personnel and California School Psychologist Credentials|
|B.A.||Clifornia State University, Hayward, 1980, Psychology/Abnormal and Clinical Psychology|
- Craggs, J., Sanchez, J., Kibby, M., Gilger, J., & Hynd, G. (2006). Brain morphological and neuropsychological profiles of a family displaying superior nonverbal intelligence and dyslexia.
, 42, 1107-1118.
- Hartman, N.W., Connolly, P.E., Gilger, J.W., & Bertoline, G.R. (2006).
Developing a virtual reality-based spatial visualization assessment instrument. Presentation Proceeding of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, USA, June 18-21, 2006. See:
- Smith, S.D. & Gilger, J.W. (2007). Dyslexia and other language/learning disorders. In Rimoin, Conner, Pyeritz & Korf (Eds.; 5th edition),
Emory and Rimoin's Principles and Practices in Medical Genetics. Livingstone Churchill: NY. Pps 2548-2569.
- Gilger, J. & Wilkins, M. (2008). Atypical Neurodevelopmental Variation as a Basis for Learning Disorders. In M. Mody & E. Silliman (Eds.),
Language Impairment and Reading Disability: Interactions Among Brain, Behavior, and Experience. (Series on Challenges in Language and Literacy). Guilford Press.
|2004-Present||Associate Dean for Discover & Faculty Development, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN|
|2001-2004||Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders, Purdue University, West Lafayette,and Professor & Chair, Department of Child Development, California State University, Los Angeles|
|1996-2001||Director, Multidisciplinary Human Biology Program, Departments of Biology, Communications Sciences & Disorders, Anthropology, Psychology and Human Development, University of Kansas|
|1994-2001||Adjunct, Courtesy or Regular Faculty, Department of Speech-Language Hearing Scienes and Disorders, Department of Biology, Department of Psychology, Life Span Institute, Genetics Program, Gerontology Program, Child Language Program, Neuroscience Program, University of Kansas|
|1992-1994||Research Professor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences & VA Medical Center Neuropsychiatry Lab|
|1990-1992||Research Associate, Department of Psychology, University of Denver|
|1989-1990||Fellowship in Developmental Psychobiology, University of Colorado and University of Denver, Departments of Psychiatry & Psychology.|
|1987-1989||Fellowship in Psychiatric Genetics, Department of Psychiatry, University of Iowa Medical School|
|1987-1989||Psychologist, Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic Department of Psychiatry, University of Iowa General Hospital|
|1980-1982||School Psychologist, Castro Valley Unified School District, CA|
|1980-1982||Intern Counselor, Psychological Services Center, California State University, Hayward|
|EDPS 363||Psychological Medical and Physical Aspects of Disabilities|
|EDPS 491||Topics and Issues in Special Education|
|EDPS 664||Seminar in Special Education (D.I.M.E.S.)|