Located on the University of North Texas campus in Denton, TX, the Office for Giftedness, Talent Development, and Creativity was founded in 2016 to provide services for gifted and talented young people.

The UNT Office for Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent Development is committed to transforming potential into excellence through innovative opportunities for gifted, creative, and talented students, community outreach, and research. We aspire to serve the intellectual, academic, social, and emotional needs of diverse gifted, creative, and talented children and adolescents in the greater north Texas and surrounding areas, and assist those who parent, teach and otherwise work with them. 

Please consider making a gift that will help us turn our vision into a reality. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowable by law. We are seeking seed funding to begin plans for summer programming for gifted children and adolescents with a targeted start date of Summer 2023, and professional learning opportunities for teachers and counselors to resume in Summer 2023. Your gift will also contribute to our ongoing efforts and intended growth related to parent training, advocacy, research efforts, consulting, and program evaluation. Additionally, your gift will support valuable research and learning opportunities for economically disadvantaged students, their families, and teachers in our community. In time, our services will expand to include assessment and psychological services for gifted individuals. 
If you would like to support the Office (e.g., individual gift, corporate sponsorship), please contact Dr. Anne Rinn (anne.rinn@unt.edu), Director, or Shelly Lane (shelly.lane@unt.edu), Executive Director of Development. Or click here: Giving to UNT


Anne N. Rinn, Ph.D.
Professor of Educational Psychology

Affiliated Faculty

  • Selcuk Acar
    Associate Professor
  • Jaret Hodges
    Assistant Professor
  • Rachel Mun
    Associate Professor
  • Anne Rinn
    Department Chair of Educational Psychology

Services for Teachers

  • Contact us to learn about professional learning seminars for your school district.

Services for Parents

  • Contact us to discuss your gifted child. We provide consulting at no charge and we are happy to offer presentations for your parent group.

Research Opportunities

  • Contact us to learn about consulting and research partnerships.