Psychologist James Webb Receives Martinson Award
Publication Date: 3/3/2010
The California Association for the Gifted (CAG) will honor Dr. James (Jim) Webb ’60 with its Ruth A. Martinson Past Presidents Award for 2009 at the association’s annual conference March 6 in Sacramento. Nominees for the award have made significant contributions to the body of knowledge in the area of gifted and talented education.
Webb is nationally recognized as one of the 25 most influential psychologists in the field of gifted education. In 1981, he established SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted Children), a national nonprofit organization that provides information, training, conferences and workshops. He is the lead author of A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children, Guiding the Gifted Child, Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults, and Grandparents’ Guide to Gifted Children. He is also president and CEO of Great Potential Press.
Webb, a licensed and board-certified psychologist, is a past recipient of the Heiser Presidential Award for Advocacy by the American Psychological Association, and the National Award for Excellence, Senior Investigator Division, from the Mensa Education and Research Foundation. He has served on the board of directors for the National Association for Gifted Children, and was president of the American Association for Gifted Children. He has authored more than 80 professional publications, 15 books, three videos and many research papers for psychology conventions or conferences regarding gifted and talented children.